Cyproidea ornata   Haswell,  1879 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Male: Cephalon about as long as first two peraeon segments combined, with a short, pointed and decurrent rostrum; ocular lobes insignificant, eyes large, rounded and reddish. Telson oblong-oval with rounded apex and concave above. Upper lip asymmetrically bilobed and feebly hirsute on lateral margins. Incisor of mandible strongly chitinised and dentate, lacinia mobilis multidentate, spine row with 5 short, fainlty pectinate spines followed by a few slender bristles. Molar absent. Palp long. Mandibular processes short and blunt. Inner and outer lobes of maxilliped comparatively small, hirsute and poorly armed. Endopod well developed, nail slender.

Synonym (s)
Callea tecticauda Walker, 1904
Cyproidea ornata Barnard, 1925
Cyproidea ornata Nayar, 1959
Cyproidea ornata Schellenberg, 1938
Cyproidea ornata Stebbing, 1910
Cyproidea ornata Haswell, 1880
Gallea tecticauda Walker, 1904
Cyproidea ornata Stebbing, 1906
Cyproidea crinita Spandl, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Mohan, JM (1978) Ecological studies on the fauna associated with economic seaweeds of south India-1. species composition, feeding habits and interrelationships Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Tamil Nadu 3 17 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nayar, KN (1966) On the Gammaridean Amphipoda of the Gulf of Mannar, with special reference to those of the pearl and chank beds Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 133-168 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Rabindranath, P (1972) Marine Gammaridea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Indian Region - Family: Amphilochidae Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 39(4) 509-526 Available at -
  • Rao, KVS (1972) intertidal amphipods from the indian coasts Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 38 190-205 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sivaprakasam, TE (1966) Amphipoda from the east coast of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 8(1) 82-122 Available at - NIO, Goa

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