Sicyonia lancifera   (Olivier,  1811) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: NIO, Goa

Size: 18-40 mm TL (male), 30-53 mm TL (female); carapace length 7-16 mm (male), 6-16 mm (female).

Carapace without postorbital spine. Cervical groove very faint or absent. Exopod present only on first maxilliped. Last two pairs of pereopods well developed. Endopods of second pair of pleopods in males bearing only appendix masculine. Third and fourth pair of pleopods single-branched. Rostral carina straight or concave, five rostral teeth borne by the carapace. Abdominal pleura of 1st and 2nd segment unispinose and 3rd, 4th and 5th with 3 spines.

Synonym (s)
Eusicyonia lancifer Kubo, 1949

Common Name (s)
• Knight Rock Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic


• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ali, S and Ripley, SD (1989) Compact handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan (II edition) Oxford University Press, New Delhi 39823
  • Crosnier, A (1984) Penaeoid shrimps (Benthesicymidae, Aristeidae, Solenoceridae, Sicyoniidae) collected in Indonesia during the Corindon II and IV expeditions Marine Research in Indonesia -24 19-47
  • Holthuis, LB (1980) FAO species catalogue. Vol. 1 Shrimps and prawns of the world. An annotated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries FAO Fisheries Synopsis - S125Vol.01 FAO, Rome 1 1-271 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Chavan, V; Chandramohan, D; Kulkarni, V and Kavlekar, D (1998) Marine prawns of India NIO's Database on Marine Life of India (NIODMLI) Available at -
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-03-08

Back to Search