Petalophthalmus oculatus   Illig,  1906 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length up to 10 mm.

Eyes with functional visual elements. Telson with slightly emarginated apex, apex armed with five pairs of spines and a short but strong median spine and two pairs of long plumose setae on either side of the median spine, lateral borders armed throughout with 17 pairs of spines, armature of the telson varies depending on the maturity of the individual.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• North Arabian Sea INDIA

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
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections 4 1-161 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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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