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

Size: Length 7-8 mm.

Telson slightly more than twice as long as broad, with a proximal group of three spines successively increasing in length and a distal group of about thirty spines showing a serial arrangement into groups of short spines alternating with long ones. Apex of telson with two to three pairs of long subequal spines, some of the spines near the apex may be blunt. Endopod of uropod with four to five spines below the statocyst.

Synonym (s)
Neomysis indica Tattersall, 1922

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Travancore 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
  • Kazmi, QB; Tirmizi, NM and Ghani, N (1992) New records of four species of mysids (crustacea) from coastal waters of Northern Arabian sea Raffles Bulletin of Zoology National University of Singapore 40(1) 27-32 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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