Journal of Genetics

, 98:12 | Cite as

Integrative taxonomy of commercially important deep water penaeoid shrimps from India

  • P. Purushothaman
  • Rekha Devi ChakrabortyEmail author
  • G. Kuberan
  • G. Maheswarudu
Research Article


The deep water penaeoid shrimp is an important commercial crustacean resource along the Indian coast. The molecular and morphological information of this group from the Indian coast is scarcely known. In this study, we investigated the identification and phylogenetic relationships of the deep water penaeoid shrimps using three mitochondrial (cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), cytochrome b, 16S rRNA) genes, which were compared with 54 morphological characters and further used to evaluate character evolution. Our study revealed remarkable molecular divergence (3.3–33.0%) in nine species from three genera of Solenoceridae, four species from three genera of Penaeidae and one species from Aristeidae using COI. Phylogenetic analysis using maximum-likelihood and Bayesian approaches revealed that all species from these families are monophyletic. The present analysis revealed the existence of subgroups in the genus Solenocera suggesting the slow reduction of postrostral carina which corresponds to the increase in distributional depth during the evolutionary process which further indicates the origin of the genus in the continental shelf and extending up to the continental slope. In addition, we generated the DNA barcode database involving these species which can help further to investigate the detailed evolution and biogeography of these valuable crustacean resources.


character evolution cytochrome oxidase subunit I 16S rRNA Bayesian 



We are thankful to the Department of Science and Technology, India, for a financial grant towards the Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists (SR/FT/LS-73/2012, SERB). We express our gratitude to the Director, CMFRI for the facilities provided and encouragement. We also thank Prof. T. Y. Chan, Director, National Taiwan Ocean University for confirmation of the identified species.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Purushothaman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rekha Devi Chakraborty
    • 2
    Email author
  • G. Kuberan
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Maheswarudu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesMangalore UniversityMangalagangothriIndia
  2. 2.Crustacean Fisheries DivisionCentral Marine Fisheries Research InstituteCochinIndia

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