Siriella paulsoni   Kossmann,  1877 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 12 mm.

Body robust. Carapace produced into a short acute rostrum. Eyes large and globose. Antennal scale almost reaching the distal end of the antennular peduncle, about 3 times as long as broad. Thoracic endopods three to eight with the tarsus as long as the merus and with a partition. Telson nearly 1½ times the length of the sixth pleon segment, narrowly linguiform and strongly tapering and with a pronounced waist at the proximal one-third, apex armed with a pair of long spines, three short spines and a pair of setae; lateral borders with serially arranged spines and the basal part with three pairs of spines. Uropods c]early overreaching telson, exopod overreaching endopod, with fifteen spines distributed along the distal two-thirds of the border of the basal segment, spines on endopod serially arranged.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1965)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • 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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