First Report of Marble shrimp Saron marmoratus (Olivier, 1811) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Hippolytidae) from the South West Coast of India


Author(s): P.K. Raheem, M.K. Anil, P. Gop Ambarish, B. Raju, S. Surya, P. Gomathi and K.N. Saleela Vizhinjam Research Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Vizhinjam Thiruvananthapuram – 695521, Kerala, India

One live specimen of marble shrimp, Saron marmoratus (Olivier, 1811) is obtained
from the Vizhinjam coast during sampling near Rocky areas of vizhinjam coast, Kerala on 14 June
2016. These shrimp are greenish to light brown in body colour with whitish and yellowish
speckled spots and having a typical tuft of cirri on the back. Marbled shrimps are highly
demanded and good priced in the marine aquarium trade. The present Report is the first record of
Marbled Shrimp, Saron marmoratus from the Kerala coast, south west coast of India.

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