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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 Oman


Author(s): Iman Al-Kharusi, Badriya Al-Siyabi and Khulood Al- Bulushi

Abstract: 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.

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The dorsal side of the abdomen of <em>Palinustus waguensis</em> with white spots and margins parts of tail fan reddish<em>.</em>
Fig. 1: 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 <em>Palinustus waguensis.</em>
Fig. 2: antennules banded and legs covered with dense narrow red rings of Palinustus waguensis.
Postorbital spine distinctly shorter than antennal spine and branchiostegal spines of <em>Palinustus waguensis.</em>
Fig. 3: Postorbital spine distinctly shorter than antennal spine and branchiostegal spines of Palinustus waguensis.


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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.
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