International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part B
First record of a rare deepwater Japanese blunthorn lobster Palinustus waguensis Kubo, 1963 (Decapoda: Palinuridea) from the coast of Sea of Oman, Sultanate of OmanAuthor(s):
Iman Al-Kharusi, Badriya Al-Siyabi and Khulood Al- BulushiAbstract:
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries research laboratory registered for the first time new lobster known as Japanese blunt-thorn Palinustus waguensis
. On October 2018, eight specimens of rare deep water Japanese blunt-horn lobster Palinustus waguensis
was recorded for the first time in Omani waters in Sea Of Oman. The specimens were caught by a traditional fisherman in Wilayat As Sib, Muscat. It was caught by wired trap at 70-85 meters depth. The total length and carapace length of all eight specimens ranged from 11.5 to 14.0 cm, 5.9 to 4.6 cm, respectively. While the weight ranged from 48-109gms. All specimens were male. The coloration was reddish and distinct. Japanese blunt-horn lobster Palinustus waguensis
Kubo, 1963 from Sea of Oman was confirmed based on morphological characters.Related Graphics: Click here for more related graphics:
The dorsal side of the abdomen of Palinustus waguensis
with white spots and margins parts of tail fan reddish.
antennules banded and legs covered with dense narrow red rings of Palinustus waguensis.
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Postorbital spine distinctly shorter than antennal spine and branchiostegal spines of Palinustus waguensis.
How to cite this article:
Iman Al-Kharusi, Badriya Al-Siyabi, Khulood Al- Bulushi. First record of a rare deepwater Japanese blunthorn lobster Palinustus waguensis Kubo, 1963 (Decapoda: Palinuridea) from the coast of Sea of Oman, Sultanate of Oman. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):114-117.