Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute,Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi - 628 008.
The brown paper nautilus, Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786 was
recorded for the first time from Indian waters while investigating the
biodiversity of the molluscs of Gulf of Mannar during June, 2011. One specimen
of the said species was collected as an incidental by-catch in the trawl catch
off Thoothukudi coast of Gulf of Mannar, from India, between 08º 35’ 22.5" N
78º 27’ 40.9" E and 08º 31’ 91.2"N 78º 25’ 32.7"E at a depth of 305-310 m.