Key to the identification of larvae and postlarvae of the penaeid prawns (Decapoda: Penaeidea) of the Indian Ocean

V.T. Paulinose


Some of the major criteria for identifying the larvae and early postlarvae of the penaeid prawns of the Indian Ocean are presented based on the study on material collected during the International Indian Ocean Expedition (1960-65). The key also permits identification of the species of protozoeae, mysis and postlarvae of 13 genera, both of commercial importance and of less commercial value


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