Gastrosaccus bengalensis   Hansen,  1910 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 6 mm.

Eye stalks broader than cornea. Third pleopod of male with rudimentary endopod, a small oblong segment marked off from the peduncle, exopod 4-segmented, reaching beyond the middle of the telson, proximal part with 2-3 small spines and terminating in a claw-like process, penultimate segment widened and produced into a plate, terminal segment ending in a minute claw. Telson with 12-13 spines along the lateral border, last 2 pairs very long and subequal, twice as long as the antepenultimate.

Synonym (s)
Gastrosaccus philippinensis W. M. Tattersall, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (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
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections 4 1-161 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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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