Taxonomy of Shellfish

by Felix, S, R Durairaj, N Jayakumar & S Selvaraj

ISBN: 9789354612916
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 3895.00
Biblio : 2018, xii+98., figs., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr N Jayakumar is presently working as Assistant Professor and Head in the Department of Fisheries Resource Management in Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, a constituent of Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University. Earlier, he served as Fisheries Science Teacher under the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Maldives for about six years from 1999 to 2005. He has published about 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 12 teaching / practical / training manuals. R Durairaja is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Ponneri, Thiruvallr District. He did his post-graduation (M.F.Sc) in Fisheries Biology and Resource Management in West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata Dr S Selvaraj is working as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University. He started his academic career in the FC&RI, Thoothukudi by obtaining B.F.Sc. and M.F.Sc. in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Following post-graduation, he was admitted in the Laboratory of Marine Biology at Kyushu University, Japan and focused his research on neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction in the chub mackerel and pursued his Ph.D. in 2011 He has published more than 30 research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals. Dr S Felix, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam is having experience of more than 35 years in fisheries and aquaculture in teaching, research, extension and administration. Currently he is also the President (2018-19) of World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter and Chairman, ICAR's BSMA Committee (2018-19). He has more than 60 research papers published in National and International journals. He has authored more than 10 books and 25 manuals.

About The Book

Taxonomy of Shellfish is one of the most unique courses in Fisheries Science in view of its importance and implications in diversity. The shellfish includes two highly diversified phyla i.e. Arthropoda and Mollusca which show enormous diversity in their morphology, in the habitats they occupy and in their biology. The correct identification of a candidate species of shellfish is very important for successful aquaculture practices and also for their conservation and management. Further, this book entitled deals with systematic identification of commercially important shellfish species highlighting the important taxonomic characteristics. This book has been written to meet the needs of not only fisheries science students, but also teachers and researchers who need to deal with shellfishes. Written in a textbook form, this book encompasses the knowledge of preservation and cataloguing, classification and identification of the phyla Arthropoda and Molllusca. If this book could help and guide the students and researchers, we shall feel amply rewarded. The book contains 15 chapters that have been explained very clearly with numerous illustrative examples, leaving no scope for confusion.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword v Message vii Preface ix 1. Introduction 1 2. Preservation and Cataloguing of Shellfishes 3 3. Phylum: Arthropoda 6 Introduction; General Characters; 3.1 Sub-Phylum Crustacea; General Characters; Classification of Crustacea; Super-order 1. Syncarida; Super-order 2. Peracarida; Super-order 3. Hoplocarida; Super-order 4. Eucarida; 2. Order: Decapoda; 3.1.1. Taxonomy of Shrimps and Prawns; Family: Penaeidae; Key to the Family Penaeidae; Key to the Genus Metapenaeus; Key to the Genus Parapenaeopsis; Family Sergestidae (Super-family: Sergestoidea); Key to the Family Sergestidae; Key to Important Species of the Genus Acetes; Palaemonidae (Freshwater Prawns); Key to the Genus Macrobrachium; 3.1.2. Taxonomy of Lobsters (Infra-order: Achelata); Family Palinuridae; Key to the Genus Panulirus; Genus Puerulus; Family Scyllaridae (Slipper Lobsters); Genus Thenus; 3.1.3. Taxonomy of Crabs (Sub-order: Pleocyemata); Infra-order: Anomura; Infra-order: Brachyura; Family Portunidae; Genus Scylla; Genus Portunus; Genus Charybdis. 4. Phylum: Mollusca 47 General Characters; Class 1. Monoplacophora; Class 2. Amphineura; Genus Chiton; Class 3. Gastropod; Key Characters; Morphology of a Gastropoda Shell; Sub-class - Prosobranchia (Streptoneura); Order – Archaeogastropoda (Aspidobranchia); Family Patellidae; Genus Patella; Genus Haliotis; Genus Trochus; Order – Mesogastropoda (Pectinibranchia); Genus Cypraea; Order – Neogastropoda (Stenopoda); Sub-Order – Stenoglossa; Genus Murex; Class 4. Bivalvia; Key Characters; Structure of a Bivalve; Genus Perna; Genus Pecten; Cassification of Edible Oysters; Genus Crassostrea; Genus Pinctada; Class 5. Scaphopoda; Key Characters; Class 6. Cephalopoda; Key Characters of Cephalopoda; Morphology of Hard Parts; Genus Sepia. 5. Torsion and Detorision in Gastropoda 87 Process of Torsion; 1. Ventral Flexure; 2. Lateral Torsion; Effect of torsion; Occurrence of Torsion; Advantages of Torsion; Disadvantages of Torsion; Detorsion Glossary 92 References 97