Gastrosaccus kempi   W. Tattersall,  1922 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 8.1 mm.

Hind border of carapace deeply emarginated, with a pair of small triangular lobes directed inwards and backwards, margin of carapace behind the lobes with a deep notch. Endopod of third pleopod of male 7-segmented, exopod 8-segmented, last segment with two stout barbed spines, the distal spine 2½ times as long as the other. Endopod of uropod with 12 spines. Lateral border of telson with eight long spines, distal ones alternating with groups of small spines.

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Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala, Trivandrum 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at -
  • 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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