First record of the reef lobster Enoplometopus occidentalis (Randall, 1840) from Indian waters

Radhakrishnan E. V, Jayasankar P.
2014 Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India  
A single specimen of the reef lobster, Enoplometopus occidentalis measuring carapace length 57.0 mm, total length 127.0 mm and 46.7 g in weight was landed at Mandapam fish landing centre, on the southeast coast of India. The lobster was caught during the deep sea trawl fishing operations off Mandapam (08° 58' N lat. 79° 16' E long.). This is the first record of the species from Indian waters. The morphological characters along with colour pattern are described. The large chelae in the specimen were found missing.
doi:10.6024/jmbai.2014.56.2.01696-14 fatcat:anfex6p6nvba3ls6ixxfqxjrg4