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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part G

A rare occurrence of Malawi blue crab in south-east arm of Malawi lake, Central Africa (14° 01’ 19.36’S 34° 49’ 24.79’E and 14° 01’ 27.31’S 34° 49’ 26.31’E)


Author(s): Vaitheeswaran Thiruvengadam

Abstract: The present study starts a first step toward a broader understanding of crustacean biodiversity of trophic interactions within South-east Arm of Malawi lake. “Malawi blue crab”, Potamonautes lirrangensis (Rathbun, 1904) have found to be South-east of Arm of Malawi lake. The occurrence of the present specimen Potamonautes lirrangensis (Rathbun, 1904) was made on nearshore sites in and around Cape Maclear on the northwestern part of the Nankumba Peninsula, Lake Malawi (part of Lake Malawi National Park). The first sampling site, Otter Point (14° 01’ 19.36’S 34° 49’ 24.79’E and 14° 01’ 27.31’S 34° 49’ 26.31’E) is exposed to wind and wave action and exhibited a rock–sand transition at a depth of 5 to 10 m.

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How to cite this article:
Vaitheeswaran Thiruvengadam. A rare occurrence of Malawi blue crab in south-east arm of Malawi lake, Central Africa (14° 01’ 19.36’S 34° 49’ 24.79’E and 14° 01’ 27.31’S 34° 49’ 26.31’E). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):569-572.
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