Larval distribution of sergestid shrimp Acetes in the estuarine system of Goa

C.T. Achuthankutty, R.A. Selvakumar


Larval stages of Acetes were recorded throughout the year in the estuarine system of Goa with their peak abundance during November-December and March-April. Protozoeae were the dominant larval component, contributing to 74.84%. Mandovi Estuary recorded 41.17% of the total larvae whereas Zuari Estuary and Cumbarjua canal had 37.40% and 21.43% respectively. Seasonal abundance showed that about 60% of the larvae occurred during the premonsoon period


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