Gibberythrops acanthura   (Illig,  1906) (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 7.6 mm.

Rostral lobe not reaching the base of the eyes. Eye-stalks swollen, broader than cornea, cornea with a papilla in the middle of the dorsal side. Antennal scale narrow with the distal lobe comparatively longer but not reaching the tip of antennular peduncle. Telson 1½ times as long as broad and rapidly narrowing towards the apex, apex truncate, about a fourth of the basal width, with two pairs of spines and a pair of long setae, lateral borders armed along the distal half with four pairs of spines. Endopod of uropod much shorter than exopod, with one or two spines below the statocyst, statocyst large.

Synonym (s)
Erythrops acanthura Coifmann, 1936
Parerythrops acanthura Illig, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)
• Red Sea (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 -
  • 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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