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New record of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 (Brachyura, Decapoda, Portunidae) from the Arabian Sea, Kerala, India

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Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 was collected from off the Kerala coast, Arabian Sea, India. This is the first record of the subspecies from India and the taxonomic characters are similar to the findings of Türkay & Spiridonov (2006) who described the subspecies for the first time. The present work also records molecular sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI), used to determine the genetic identity of the species.

Affiliations: 1: 1ICAR, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin, India 682 018 ; 2: 2ICAR, The Peninsular and Marine Fish Genetic Resources (PMFGR) Centre of the NBFGR, CMFRI Campus, Cochin, India 682 018

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