Solenocera pectinata   (Bate,  1888) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Max. length 75 mm; total length: 26-50 mm (male), 26-54 mm (female); max. carapace length almost 16 mm.

The post-rostral carina does not extend beyond the cervical groove and interrupts the same at 0.55 length of carapace. The vertical groove connecting the hepatic spine and the post-orbital spine is very distinct. The antennular peduncles are 0.55 of the length of the carapace. The outer distal margin of the exopod of the uropod is without spine. The petasma, with the distal third of the lateral margin fringed with fine setae regularly increasing in length distalwards.

Synonym (s)
Solenocera pectinulata Kubo, 1949
Philonicus cervicalis Zehnter, 1894
(Junior synonym)
Philonicus pectinatus Bate, 1888
(Junior synonym)
Solenocera pectinata De Man, 1911
Solenocera pectinata Anderson and Lindner, 1943
Solenocera pectinata Nataraj, 1945
Solenocera pectinata Hall, 1961

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

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Coastal


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 9.91) (Long: 75.83) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Ponnani (Lat: 10.58) (Long: 75.33) INDIA (Depth: 45.72-91.44 mts)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA (Depth: 45.72-109.72 mts)
• North West Coast INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• North East Coast INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
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