Heteromysis zeylanica   W. Tattersall,  1922 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 4-6 mm.

Rostral plate triangular and apically rounded. Eyes short, peduncle with a prominent process, cornea narrower than peduncle. Antennal scale slightly shorter than peduncle. Carpopropodus of third thoracic endopod twice as long as broad, inner margin with four to five spines, penultimate segment small. Endopods four to eight, four-segmented, nail setiform and curved. Telson one and one-fourth times as long as broad, cleft more than one-fourth the total length, proximal part of cleft with seven pairs of teeth, apex of each lobe with two spines, proximal part of lateral margin of telson with five spines, distal part with eight to nine spines. Inner margin of endopod of uropod with eleven stout spines. Third thoracic endopod in female less robust than in male.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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