Lucifer hanseni   Nobili,  1905a (Shrimp)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Luciferidae

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Description
Size: TL males 9 mm; TL females 12 mm

Color: Semi-transparent.

Rostrum short and acute not reaching the statocyst. Carapace extremely laterally compressed, anteriorly elongate. Length of the eye stalk short, sometimes inverted conical. First antennular segments in both sexes reach a little beyond the cornea. The terminal portion of the sheath of petasma is acute and not curved in the opposite direction towards the end. The process on the front margin of the pleopod is short and broad in proportion to its length and with several or many prickles. Sixth abdominal segment in male is much deeper, in proportion to its length. The exopod of uropods in male is more than four times as long as broad, the upper distal angle of the exopod reaches beyond the end of the small marginal apical process (tooth).


Synonym (s)
Lucifer hanseni Nobili, 1906
Lucifer inermis Borradaile, 1915
Lucifer hanseni Borradaile, 1916
Lucifer hanseni Nobili and Hansen, 1919
Lucifer hanseni Gurney, 1927
Lucifer hanseni Menon, 1933
Lucifer hanseni Dakin and Colefax, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Kalavali Estuary (Lat: 16.25) (Long: 73.67) INDIA
• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: (50-200) mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Red Sea
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 14.5) (Long: 95) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: (50-200) mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 71) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: 200 mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 74) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: 200 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 5) (Long: 85) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: (50-200) mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 62) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 23) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Kerala, Kasargod INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• Maharashtra, Devgarh INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vengurla INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vijaydurg INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.86) (Long: 73.02) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Rozi INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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