Stylocheiron microphthalma   Hansen,  1910 (Euphausiid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Euphausiacea
Family:Euphausiidae

Description
Size: Length 6.1-6.9 mm.

Frontal plate triangular in the male but produced to a slender rostrum in female. Antennal scale long and narrow, about 12 to 20 times longer than wide at its widest point. Eye small, upper lobe with 2 enlarged crystalline cones in a transverse row. The false chelae of the third thoracic leg have a long distally curved spine and 2 shorter spines on the second last segment. The terminal segment has several strong spiniform bristles.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MADAGASCAR
• INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • Mathew, KR; Sivan, G; Krishnakumar, PK and Kuriakose, S (2003) Euphausiids of the west coast of India CMFRI, Cochin, Kerala, India 78 1-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sebastian, MJ (1966) Euphausiacea from Indian Seas: Systematics and general considerations Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 233-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silas, EG and Mathew, KJ (1986) Spatial distribution of euphausiacea (crustacea) in the southeastern Arabian sea Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 28(1&2) 1-21 Available at - NIO, Goa

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