First record of a rare Axiid Shrimp Eutrichocheles modestus (Herbst, 1796) (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Axiidae) from Northwestern Bay of Bengal


  • Zoological Survey of India, Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre, Digha - 721428, West Bengal
  • Centre for Climate Change Studies, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai - 600119, Tamil Nadu
  • Zoological Survey of India, Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre, Digha - 721428, West Bengal



Cytochrome Oxidase subunit I (COI), Digha, Genetic Divergence, Range Extension, Trawl Bycatch, West Bengal


A rare axiid shrimp Eutrichocheles modestus (Herbst, 1796) belong to the family Axiidae have been discovered from the Digha Coast, Northwestern Bay of Bengal, India. The presence of E. modestus in Northwestern Bay of Bengal constitutes extension of the known geographical range of the species in the Indo-Pacific. In addition, the molecular information of E. modestus, using the mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase subunit I (COI) gene was provided with the K2P genetic divergence matrix of the closely related genera in the family Axiidae. Thus, it is believed that further exploration of this rare axiid shrimp E. modestus in the Indian waters will fulfill the gaps on population as well as other biological information.


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Balakrishnan, S., Prakash, S., & Chandra Tudu, P. (2021). First record of a rare Axiid Shrimp <i>Eutrichocheles modestus</i> (Herbst, 1796) (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Axiidae) from Northwestern Bay of Bengal. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(1), 11–16.





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