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Record of the Pronghorn Spiny Lobster, Panulirus penicillatus (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Palinuridae) off the South Coast of Oman

Record of the Pronghorn Spiny Lobster, Panulirus penicillatus (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Palinuridae) off the South Coast of Oman



1A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Russian Academy of Sciences, MRO IBSS, Leninskii ave., 38/3, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation 
2 Fisheries Research Center-Dhofar, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Salalah 217, Sultanate of Oman.
3Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Muscat 113, Sultanate of Oman

*      Corresponding author: mike.chesalin@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The present paper is the first confirmed finding of the pronghorn lobster, Panulirus penicillatus in the southern coastal waters of Oman of the Arabian Sea. A single specimen was captured using a bottom set gill net at a depth of 12 m on 26 March 2019. It was male measuring 42.0 cm in total length, 17.2 cm in carapace length and weighed 3.15 kg. Description of morphological characters and illustrations are presented.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 53, Iss. 1, Pages 1-400

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