Acetes indicus   H. Milne Edwards,  1830 (Shrimp)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Sergestidae

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Description
Max. size: 40 mm.

Eye, a little more than one-third length of carapace and with slender stalks. Basal segment of antennular peduncle in females about the same length as that of the two distal segments put together; in males the second segment more slender than in females; third segment elongated, much longer than the first. Outer antennular flagellum of male bears a single large clasping spine, with finely serrate inner margin; on the segment opposite the tip of the spine there is a group of 5-7 close-set spinules.
Third maxilliped reaches a little beyond the tip of 3rd pereopod, and in female, much beyond end of antennular peduncle. Last segment not divided into sub-segments. Basal segments of 3rd maxilliped and the 3 pereopods proportionately stouter. Basis of the 3rd pereopod with a large tooth on the inner margin close to the insertion of ischium.
In females, the sternal plate of 3rd thoracic segment deeply channeled longitudinally, the channel being continued backwards on to the anterior portion of the sterna plate of the 4th thoracic segment. The anterior margin of the 3rd sternite is deeply sunk and almost transverse. A conspicuous tubercle present behind the inner angles of coxae of the 3rd pereopods. There is a large procurved tooth between the bases of the 1st pleopods in both sexes.
In petasma, each half with a more or less crescent shaped outer lobe with its antero-external border strongly thickened; proximal end of the internal lobe truncated, much expanded externally and bearing a small process at its inner angle. The surface of the distal portion has a sort of honey-combed appearance, due to the presence of numerous small pits, each of which contains a modified hooklet.
Telson with sharply pointed apex, reaching well beyond the middle of inner uropod. Outer uropods with a prominent tooth on the external border separating the ciliated and non-ciliated portion.


Synonym (s)
Acetes spiniger Hansen, 1919
(Junior synonym)
Acetes indicus Kemp, 1917
Acetes indicus George, 1969

Common Name (s)
• Jawla Paste Shrimp (English)
• Jawla (Marathi)
• Paste Shrimp (English)
• Channa kunni
• Paste Prawn (English)
• Bhuri Chingri
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal
Predator:  Grammoplites suppositus, Otolithes cuvieri

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 19/12/1983, 20/12/1983, 21/12/1983)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, Patharpratima, Rashaskhali INDIA (Record: 15/08/1984)
• West Bengal, Basanti INDIA (Record: 31/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sonakhali INDIA (Record: 02/04/1985, 03/04/1985, 18/02/1987)
• West Bengal, Basanti, Purandar INDIA (Record: 04/04/1985)
• West Bengal, Sudhanyakhali INDIA (Record: 17/04/1985)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 25/04/1985)
• West Bengal, Kultali INDIA (Record: 22/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Canning, Nikarighat INDIA (Record: 03/03/1987)
• West Bengal, Canning, Dabu INDIA (Record: 20/05/1987)
• West Bengal, Canning, Edukhali INDIA (Record: 28/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Canning, Mitakhali INDIA (Record: 25/11/1987)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.03) (Long: 74.55) INDIA (Record: 05/2006) (Depth: (10-15) mts)
• East Coast, Coromandel, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Goa, Off Calangute INDIA (Record: 01/12/1972)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1969)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kasargod INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1987-2006)
• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh Coast INDIA

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