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

Size: Length 10.2 mm.

Rostrum short, triangular and obtusely rounded, cheeks evenly concave, dorso-median nodules present. Antennular peduncle in male twice as robust as that of female. Antennal sympod armed with two long equal spines and one or two very small spines, antennal peduncle very short. Propodus of posterior thoracic endopods divided into two subsegments. Endopod of eighth thoracic limb long and unsegmented, overreaching the basal segment of exopod, cylindrical and straight in male, with one proximal plumose seta, longer and more slender in female, with a small apical tooth. Telson with fourteen spines on lateral borders, inner pair of distal spines slightly longer than outer.

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• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• 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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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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