Heteromysis macropsis   Pillai,  1961 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 4-5 mm.

Carapace produced into a broadly triangular rostrum. Eyes large, with the cornea small and shifted to the antero-lateral part of the peduncle. Endopod of third thoracic limb massive, ischium and merus with a row of small setae on the inferior border, dactylus short, claw long and falcate. Endopods 4-8 with 5 tarsal segments. Telson triangular, slightly longer than broad, distal half of lateral border with 10 pairs of spines, lobes of telson with 2 pairs of spines, outer pair much longer than inner, cleft 1/5th the length of telson, with 5 pairs of spines. Endopod of uropod with eight spines.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Arabian Sea 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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