Pseuderythrops gracilis   Coifmann,  1936 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 8.4 mm.

Body slender. Carapace with a prominent lateral indentation at the anterior third, frontal plate hardly evident exposing the base of the eyes, antennules and antennae. Antennal scale overreaching antennular peduncle by the length of its distal segment, outer border naked, gracefully curved and ending in a large conical tooth. Second segment of palp of mandible curved inwards. Exopod of uropod twice as long as telson, overreaching endopod by 1/4th of its total length, endopod with a large basal bulge enclosing the statocyst. Telson elongate-triangular, distal half of lateral border with about 15 spines slowly increasing in length, apex with a pair of long spines, no setae.

Synonym (s)
Metamblyops gracilis Ii, 1964
Metamblyops gracilis (Coifmann, 1936)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Indian Ocean, Station no.196.52.63 (Lat: 10.17) (Long: 75.77) INDIA (Record: 18/10/1963)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.198.55.63 (Lat: 10.32) (Long: 75.62) INDIA (Record: 28/10/1963)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.25.661.65 (Lat: 12.6) (Long: 74.2) INDIA (Record: 26/3/1965)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.26.677.65 (Lat: 9.18) (Long: 75.9) INDIA (Record: 1/4/1965)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.1.189.65 (Lat: 9.67) (Long: 75.65) INDIA (Record: 10/2/1965)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.442.17.64 (Lat: 12.05) (Long: 90.05) INDIA (Record: 10/5/1964)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.106.2041.63 (Lat: 15) (Long: 73.47) INDIA (Record: 10/12/1963)
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Red Sea

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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