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

Size: Length 6-7 mm.

Eyes small, cornea narrower than peduncle. Antennal scale as long as peduncle. Third thoracic endopod massive, carpopropodus stout, longer than merus, its inner margin armed with three types of spines, stout apically truncate ones, slender spine-setae and simple spines, penultimate segment with an acute process, nail long and curved. Endopods 4-8 with 5-segmented tarsus. Telson less than 1½ times as long as broad, cleft 1/4th the total length, armed with 10 pairs of spines, lateral margin with 10-12 spines at the distal half. Endopod of uropod with a single spine at the region of the statocyst.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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