Thalassomysis sewelli   W. Tattersall,  1939 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 12 mm.

Carapace covering the whole of the thorax, its anterior border semicircular, hardly forming a rostrum and fully exposing the eyes and the base of the antennae. Eyes small, flattened, cornea almost ventral, dorsal inner part of stalk with a papilla. Second segment of the antennular peduncle very short. Antennal scale overreaching antennular peduncle by a quarter of its length, about six times as long as broad, slightly narrowed in the middle, with long slender setae all around, apex broadly rounded. Third segment of antennal peduncle with a backward extension. Endopods of thoracic limbs long and slender, sixth segment divided into three sub-segments, first much longer than the other two combined. Telson six times as long as broad, narrowly triangular and very long, longer than the endopod of uropod, distal two-thirds of its lateral border armed with about thirty long spines, apex narrowly truncate, with a pair of spines.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• 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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