Gastrosaccus pacificus   Hansen  (Mysid)
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Class: Malacostraca

Third pleopod of male with endopod reduced to a mere lobe or a triangular process, exopod composed of 3 segments, 3rd segment terminating in two straight spines, one longer than the other and barbed, there is also a long seta curved like an ā€˜Sā€™ the terminal segment abruptly narrowed distally. Endopod of uropod with 4 spines. Telson with 12 lateral spines, first three wide apart, 4-10 close together, 11th spine very long nearly twice as long as the 10th, 12th spine smaller than 11th. Apical cleft rather shallow and wide.

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• 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
  • 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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