Proscina stephenseni   Pirlot,  1929 (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Proscinidae

Description
The body is smooth, with slightly dorsoventrally flattened pereon. Antennae I are slightly longer than the pereon or equal to it; the proximal segment of the flagellum is armed on the dorsal surface with rows of numerous long thin setae; the three distal segments are small but well developed.
The mandibles have a finely denticulate cutting edge and an accessory plate that is only slightly narrower than the cutting edge of the mandible. The spines on the distal margin of the outer lobe of maxillae I are indis-tinctly divided into two groups; the inner lobe is small, oval, and slightly broadened distally. The outer lobe of the maxillipeds is oval, with convex outer and straight inner margins; the notch in the distal part of the inner margin is more strongly developed in female and weaker in males; the inner lobe has a rounded distal margin and is oblong.

Sex attributes: Dimorphic
Male: 1st antenna well developed , female: 1st antenna reduced.

Synonym (s)
Proscina stephenseni Vinogradov, 1957
Proscina stephenseni(Parascina) Pirlot, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at - http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/resources/speciechklist/reptile.php
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Nair, KKC Pelagic amphipods NIO, Goa Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/amphipods/amphipods.jsp

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