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

Size: Length 8-9 mm.

Rostral process triangular. Eyes large, cornea wider than peduncle. Antennal scale very long and narrow, 13 times as long as broad, setose all round. First thoracic endopod with a robust nail, thoracic endopods 3-8 with 3 tarsal segment terminating in a long stout nail. Exopod of fourth pleopod of male longer than endopod, each of the last 3 segments with a stout plumose spine. Telson gradually narrowing for three-fourths of its length, then widening and terminating in two broad lobes, cleft ovate, with two setae, margin of cleft unarmed, lateral margin of telson armed throughout, spines becoming shorter to the narrowest part of the telson and then becoming longer. Endopod of uropod with a prominent spine on the dorsal surface of the statocyst, inner margin armed with a dense row of spines grouped in series.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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
  • 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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