ISSN 2094-2818

Editors: Eduardo A. Padlan and
Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion
VOLUME 7 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2014)

Phil. Sci. Lett. 2014 7 (2) 398-400
available online: December 12, 2014

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Submitted: May 8, 2014
Revised: October 27, 2014
Accepted: November 2, 2014
Published: December 12, 2014
Editor-in-charge: Eduardo A. Padlan

Keywords: Metapenaeus suluensis, Metapenaeus ensis, Iloilo River, occurence, taxonomy

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On the occurrence of the Sulu Shrimp Metapenaeus suluensis Racek and Dall, 1965 (Crustacea: Decapoda : Penaeidae) in the Iloilo River, West Central Philippines

Annabelle del Norte-Campos*1 and Marivene Manuel-Santos2

1Marine Biology Lab, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences,
  University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo
2Carcinology Section, Zoology Division, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila

This paper reports on the occurence of the Sulu Shrimp Metapenaeus suluensis Racek and Dall, 1965 in the Iloilo River and nearby shallow areas. The main gears which catch the species in the river are reported. An account on its distribution and morphology is given. Comparison with the Greasy Back Shrimp Metapenaeus ensis De Haan, 1844, a similar species, is also discussed.