First Finding of Matutid Crabs: Matuta planipes Fabricius, 1798 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Iraqi Coast and Garmat Ali River, Basrah area, Iraq
Khaled Kh. Al-Khafaji1
Falah M. Mutlak2
Ali Taha Yaseen2
Amal S. Al-Sharaa1
1 Marine Biology Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
2 Marine Vertebrates Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
International Journal of Aquaculture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 19
Received: 09 Oct., 2017 Accepted: 09 Nov., 2017 Published: 17 Nov., 2017
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The first finding of matutid crab: Matuta planipes Fabricius, 1798 from subtidal zone of Iraqi coast, south Al-Fao city, NW-Arabian Gulf, Basrah, Iraq. Specimens was caught by trawl and hand net, during period from Jan. 16th, 2017 to May 28th, 2017, six females and three males, from Iraqi coast, south Al-Fao city in addition, two males and three females were collected from Garmat Ali River. The present study reports the presence specimens of this species from subtidal zone of Iraqi coast and Garmat Ali River.
First finding; Matuta planipes; Decapoda; Al-Fao city
International Journal of Aquaculture
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