Acanthomysis anomala   Pillai,  1961 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 6 mm.

Carapace produced into a short apically rounded rostrum. Thoracic endopods three to eight short but strong, with three tarsal segments. Fourth pleopod of male barely reaching base of telson. Telson elongate-triangular, less than twice as long as broad, proximal part of lateral border with one to two pairs of spines, distal part with fifteen spines increasing in length distalwards, but some of the spines at irregular interval short. Distal border of telson with two pairs of spines, outer pair very stout, more than twice as long as inner. Endopod of uropod with two to three spines below the statocyst.

Closely resembles Acanthomysis pelagica but differs in the shape of the telson and exopod of the fourth pleopod of the male.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala 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
  • 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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