Acanthomysis pelagica   (Pillai,  1957) (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length Adult female 5.8 mm.

Telson elongate-triangular, lateral borders armed with two sets of spines, a proximal set of four subsimilar spines and a distal set of about twenty spines regularly increasing in length, apex with two pairs of spines, outer of the two twice as long as the inner. Endopod of uropod with four spines just below the statocyst.

Synonym (s)
Neomysis pelagica Pillai, 1957
Acanthomysis pelagica Pillai, 1965

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Gujarat, Jafarabad INDIA (Record: 11/1996)
• Kerala INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala 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
  • Abraham, B and Panampunnayil, SU (2009) Mysids (Crustacea) from the shallow waters off Maharashtra and south Gujarat, India, with description of a new species Marine Biology Research Taylor & Francis, London 5(4) 345-362 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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