Petalophthalmus armiger   Willemoes-Suhm  1875 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length upto 50 mm

Eyes flattened and leaf-like, without visual elements. Telson quadrangular, apex emarginated, with rounded angles, armed with a short median spine and five pairs of long barbed spines, lateral borders armed throughout with 40-50 small spines.

Synonym (s)
Petalophthalmus pacificus Faxon 1895

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, BA; Molur, S and Walker,S (1998) Report of the workshop conservation assessment and management plan for selected invertebrates of southern India Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore, India 25569 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Pillai, NK (1967) A review of the work on the shallow water Mysidacea of the Indian waters Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea Part V, Series 2 Marine Biological Association of India 1681-1728 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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