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Research Article: Confirmed records of Japanese blunthorn lobster Palinustus waguensis (Decapoda: Palinuridae) from the northern coastal waters of Oman
M. Chesalin *, N. Al-Abri, A. Al-Marzouqi, S. Al-Shajibi
The A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Research of RAS , mike.chesalin@gmail.com
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The Japanese blunthorn lobster Palinustus waguensis was recorded in the coastal waters of Oman in April and May 2015, and November 2018. The total length of lobsters ranged from 11.4 to 14.0 cm, weight was 48-109 g. The present report represents the first record of this rare species from the Gulf of Oman and expands its known range to the north-west of the Indian Ocean. Descriptions, illustrations, and morphometric data for specimens caught in 2015 are presented.
Keywords: Lobster, Palinustus waguensis, Morphometrics, Oman
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: Biology & physiology
Received: 2019/02/22 | Accepted: 2019/05/21 | Published: 2021/07/19

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