Rhopalophthalmus tattersallae   Pillai,  1961 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 13.3 mm.

Rostrum prominent, triangular and apically rounded, cheeks sinuous, dorso-median tubercles present. Antennal sympod with four strong spines, first two short and subequal, third long and barbed, fourth slightly shorter than third. Propodus of thoracic endopods three to seven divided into three subsegments. Eighth thoracic endopod small, two-segmented in male, first segment with four long setae, second segment with two apical and one subapical seta, in the female slender and two-segmented, basal segment with one seta, distal segment with an apical cusp or spinule. Lateral border of telson with 13 spines rapidly increasing in length, distal border with the inner pair of spines longer than outer, all the four spines armed with broad obliquely truncated teeth.

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• Kerala 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
  • Grabe, SA (1989) Some aspects of the biology of Rhopalophthalmus tattersallae Pillai, 1961 (Crustacea, Mysidacea) and extension of range into the Khor Al Sabiya, Kuwait (Arabian Gulf) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102(3) 726-731 Available at - Zoological records
  • 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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