Gastrosaccus muticus   W. Tattersall,  1915 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 13 mm.

Hind border of carapace with a row of nine filaments and beyond this a pair of notches. Endopod of third pleopod of male 7-segmented and exopod 7-segmented, distal exopod segment with two spines and a grooved process arising from the middle of the outer border and two barbed spines from the distal, one of the distal spines very short. Endopod of uropod with four equidistant spines. Lateral border of telson with 15 pairs of spines, the first and the last longer than the others.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Orissa INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur 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 -
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 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 -
  • Kazmi, QB; Tirmizi, NM and Ghani, N (1992) New records of four species of mysids (crustacea) from coastal waters of Northern Arabian sea Raffles Bulletin of Zoology National University of Singapore 40(1) 27-32 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
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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