I= TAXONOMY AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF CIROLANIDAE (CRUSTACEA, ISOPODA) OF PAKISTAN COAST (NORTHERN ARABIAN SEA)
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Title of Thesis
TAXONOMY AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF CIROLANIDAE (CRUSTACEA, ISOPODA) OF PAKISTAN COAST (NORTHERN ARABIAN SEA)

Author(s)
Rehana Yasmeen
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Karachi/ Department Of Zoology
Session
2002
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
296
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
zoology, taxonomy, cirolanidae, crustacea, isopoda, plectorhynchus, flabellifera, excirolana, natatolana, anopsilana

Abstract
Twenty species of pertaining to the family Cirolanidae Dana, 1852 have been found inhabitating intertidal waters of Pakistan. The twenty first species Natatolana albicaudata( Stebbing,1990) was obtained form the gut content of a fish Plectorhynchus sp. Collected from the fish Harbour, Karachi. These species are included in six genera; Anopsilana Paulian & Debotteville,1956(4species), Atarbolana Bruce & Javed,1987(6 species), Cirolana Leach,1818(8 species), Excirolana Richardson,1912 (1 species), Natatolana Bruce, 1981(1species) and Neocirolana Hale, 1925(1 species). Out of twenty one species, thirteen are new while three genera Anopsilana, Excirolana and Natatolana and two species Excirolan orientalis (Dana, 1953). Natatolana albicaudata (Stebbing,1990) are recorded for the first time from Pakistan waters Earlier, Bruce & Javed (1987), Javed & Yasmeen(1989,1990,1995) reported only three Cirolanid genera and five species form the coast of Pakistan.

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 3
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3 2 Materials 13
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4 3 Review Of Literature 21
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  3.1 Key To The Families Of The Flabellifera 28
5 4 Family Cirolanidae Dana, 1852 33
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  4.1 Genera Of The Family Cirolanidae 36
  4.2 Indian Ocean Genera Of The Family Criolanidae Dana, 1852 39
  4.3 Key To Pakistani Genera Of Cirolanidae 40
  4.4 Genus Anopsilana Paulian & Debouttvill, 1956 42
  4.5 Indian Ocean Species Of The Genus Anopsilana Paulian & Deboutteville,1956 47
  4.6 Atlanic Ocean Species Of The Genus Anopsilana Paulian & Deboutteville,1956 48
  4.7 Pacific Ocen Species Of The Genus Anopsilana Paulian &Deboutteville,1956 49
  4.8 Key To Pakistani Species Of Anopsilana Paulian & Debotteville,1956 50
  4.9 Genus Atarbolana Bruce & Javed,1987 88
  4.10 India Ocean Species Of The Genus Atarbolana Bruce & Javed,1987 92
  4.11 Key To Pakistani Species Of Atarbolana Bruce & Javed,1987 93
  4.12 Genus Cirolana Leach,1818 142
  4.13 Indian Ocean Species Of The Genus Cirolana Leach,1818 148
  4.14 Atlantic Ocean Species Of The Genus Cirolana Leach,1818 150
  4.15 Pacific Ocean Species Of The Genus Cirolana Leach,1818 151
  4.16 Key To Pakistani Sepecies Of Genus Cirolana Leach,1818 154
  4.17 Genus Excirolana Richardson,1912 219
  4.18 Indian Ocean Species Of The Genus Excirolana Richardson,1912 224
  4.19 Atlantic Ocean Species Of The Genus Excirolana Richardson,1912 225
  4.20 Pacific Ocean Species Of The Genus Excirolana Richardson,1912 226
  4.21 Genus Natatolana Bruce,1981 237
  4.22 Indian Ocean Species Of The Genus Natatolana Bruce,1981 241
  4.23 Atlantic Ocean Species Of The Genus Natatolana Bruce,1981 242
  4.24 Pacific Ocean Of The Genus Natatolana Bruce,1981 243
  4.25 Antarctic Ocean Species Of The Genus Natatolana Bruce,1981 245
  4.26 Genus Neocirolana Hale,1925 255
  4.27 Indian Ocean Species Of The Genus Neocirolana Hale,1925 260
  4.28 Atlantic Ocean Of The Genus Neocirolana Hale,1925 261
  4.26 Pacific Ocean Of The Genus Neocirolana Hale,1925 262
6 5 Geographical Distribution Of Pakistani Genera Shown In The Maps 270
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  5.1 Indian Ocean Map 3 270
  5.2 Atlantic Ocean Map 4 271
  5.3 Pacific Ocean Map 5 272
  5.4 Antarctic Ocean Of Map 6 273
7 6 References 274
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