Jijith Subhash Sudharma, Manjusha Sayd, Saravannane Narayannane, Suresh Kumar U, Ajmal Khan Sayd and Sanjeevan Vellorkkattil Narayanan.
Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, 6th Floor, C-Block, Kendriya Bhavan, P.B. No. 5415, CSEZ P.O., Kochi – 682 037, India
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Trivandrum Govt. of India , Thycaud PO, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014, Kerala, India
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,Annamalai University, Parangipettai – 608 502,Tamil Nadu, India
Key words: Lyphira, DNA barcode, Molecular taxonomy, Leucosiidae
DNA barcoding has been advanced as a promising tool to aid species identification and discovery through the use of short, standardized gene targets. In the present study a species of crab, Liphyra perplexa was reported and was DNA barcoded for the first time in Indian waters. The study was carried out for identification of Lyphira perplexa (Crustacea, Brachyura, Leucosidae) present in Indian waters by DNA barcoding and by other conventional methods to understand the significance of its distribution. DNA sequence and morphologic data on crab species from marine habitat are summarized. Studies of distribution of any marine organism are very important to know the span of expansion in the oceans and to find out the factors behind that occurrence. In the present observation it describes the occurrence of the pebble crabs in Indian waters there by records a distributional area of the species from Indian waters. Nevertheless, barcoding remains one of the best methods to confirm species identification and mitochondrial COI data has an advantage over an individual dataset because of its high resolving power.
Get the original articles in Source: Volume 4, Number 5, May 2014 – JBES
Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences