Podocerus brasiliensis   (Dana)  1853 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Blackish brown

Eyes medium, rounded; 1st antenna shorter than 2nd; inner margin of dactylus of gnathopod 2 with 3 processes; 1 proximally and 2 distally; 4 sub-similar teeth on distal inner margin of dactylus of 1 gnathopod; peduncle of uropod 1 rectangular and outer ramus bearing 3 outer submarginal and 3 apical spines, peduncle of uropod 2 broad distally and outer ramus bearing 1 outer marginal and 3 apical spines; telson, triangular, distally narrow with six radiating pectinate spines near distal margin.

Synonym (s)
Platophium brasiliense Dana 1853-55
Cryptophium brasiliense Bate 1862
Platophium synaptochir Walker 1904
Podocerus synaptochir Stebbing 1906
Podocerus brasiliensis Della Valle 1893
Platophium brasiliensis Dana 1853
Platophium synaptochir Walker 1909
Platophium synaptochir Barnard 1916
Podocerus brasiliensis Barnard 1925
Podocerus brasiliensis Gravely 1927
Podocerus brasiliensis Schellenberg 1928
Podocerus brasiliensis Barnard 1935

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1966)

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
  • Jordan, DS and JO, Snyder (1900) A list of fishes collected in Japan by Keinosuke Otaki and by the United States steamer albatross, with descriptions of fourteen new species Proceedings of U.S. National Museum 23(1213) 335-380
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Lyla, PS; Velvizhi, S and Ajmal Khan, S (1998) Brackishwater amphipods of Parangipettai coast Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 79 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • 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

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