Lobsters: Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • E. V. Radhakrishnan
  • Bruce F. Phillips
  • Gopalakrishnan Achamveetil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Joe K. Kizhakudan, Bruce F. Phillips
    Pages 1-33
  3. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Joe K. Kizhakudan, Lakshmi Pillai S, Jeena N. S
    Pages 65-124
  4. Jeena N. S, Gopalakrishnan A, E. V. Radhakrishnan, Jena J. K
    Pages 125-150
  5. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Bruce F. Phillips, Lakshmi Pillai S, Shelton Padua
    Pages 151-176
  6. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Joe K. Kizhakudan, Saleela A, Dineshbabu A. P, Lakshmi Pillai S
    Pages 219-350
  7. Joe K. Kizhakudan, E. V. Radhakrishnan, Lakshmi Pillai S
    Pages 363-408
  8. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Joe K. Kizhakudan, Vijayakumaran M, Vijayagopal P, Koya M, Jeena N. S
    Pages 409-517
  9. Kaori Wakabayashi, Yuji Tanaka, Bruce F. Phillips
    Pages 519-540
  10. Clive M. Jones, Tuan Le Anh, Bayu Priyambodo
    Pages 541-570
  11. E. V. Radhakrishnan, Joe K. Kizhakudan
    Pages 571-601
  12. Vijayakumaran M, E. V. Radhakrishnan, G. Maheswarudu, T. K. Srinivasa Gopal, Lakshmi Pillai S
    Pages 603-633
  13. Gopalakrishnan A, E. V. Radhakrishnan, Bruce F. Phillips
    Pages 635-645
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 647-677

About this book


This book is an important addition to the knowledge of lobster research.  The book complements other books published on lobster research and management as it focuses on Indian lobster fisheries and aquaculture developments where there have been nearly 350 research papers and reports and 19 PhD awards. The book has 15 chapters written by international experts covering many aspects of the biology of a number of spiny and slipper lobster species occurring in India and world oceans with maps illustrating global distribution of spiny lobster families, genera and species. An updated taxonomy and checklist of marine lobsters, the status and management of lobster fisheries in India and Indian Ocean Rim countries and a review of aquaculture research in India and other major countries have also been presented.  

The book is timely as the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) is currently underway (2015-2020), 50 years after the original IIOE (1959-1965), with some of the original lobster research on the biology and distribution of phyllosoma larvae being undertaken on the plankton samples collected during the first IIOE.

Many of the chapters are contributed by the authors from Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), which has been collecting fishery and biological data on lobsters since 1950 when lobster fishing began on a subsistence scale, followed by some industrial fishing for lobsters in different parts of India.  Unfortunately, the development of some of these lobster fisheries was followed by overfishing due to lack of enforcement of regulations. The book provides a valuable addition to our knowledge of the biology, fisheries and aquaculture of spiny and slipper lobsters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. V. Radhakrishnan
    • 1
  • Bruce F. Phillips
    • 2
  • Gopalakrishnan Achamveetil
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research InstituteCochinIndia
  2. 2.School of Molecular and Life SciencesCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research InstituteCochinIndia

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