Rhopalophthalmus chilkensis   O. Tattersall,  1957 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 11.4 mm.

Rostral prolongation absent, cheeks of carapace evenly concave, carapace without dorso-median tubercles. Inner distal angle of antennal sympod with three very long subsimilar spines. Thoracic endopods slender, third with three subsegments, fourth to sixth with four and seventh with five subsegments. Endopod of eighth thoracic limb three-segmented in male, third segment bent at right angles to the second, latter with a group of five to six long setae, the whole limb when straightened overreaching the basal segment of the exopod, endopod in the female slender and shorter than the basal segment of exopod, with an indistinct articulation and a seta in the middle. Lateral borders of telson with fifteen to sixteen spines, apical spines very long, inner pair longer than outer.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1965)
• 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, NK (1964) Report on the Mysidacea in the collections of the central marine fisheries research institute, Mandapam camp, South India-Part I Journal of the marine biological association of India 6(1) 1-36 Available at - NIO, Goa

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