Rhopalophthalmus macropsis   Pillai,  1964 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 7.8 mm.

Body is stout. Carapace forms a perfectly rounded frontal plate.Rostral process broadly arched, cheeks of carapace sinuous, dorso-median nodules present. Eyes large. Antennal sympod armed with four spines, first and second short, third longest, fourth slightly shorter than third. Propodus of thoracic endopods 3-7 divided into 3 subsegments. Exopod of second male pleopod 13-14 segmented, each of the last 3 segments with a long spine. Endopod of eighth limb of male 3-segmented and overreaching the basal segment of the exopod, second segment short, with four long setae, third segment very long. Telson comparatively narrow, lateral border with 12 fairly long spines, outer pair of distal spines longer than inner, armed with blunt barbs.

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• Arabian Sea 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
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections 4 1-161 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • 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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