Anchisquilla fasciata   (de Haan,  1844) (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Small to medium, total length up to 100mm.

Color: The eyes are golden yellow. The marginal spines of the telson and the distal portions of both inner and outer uropods are deeply suffused with reddish purple.

Eye with cornea bilobed, distinctly broader than stalk. Shell smooth. Carapace slender in shape, with anterolateral spines sharply pointed. Carapace without median carina and with longitudinal groove in position of intermediate carina. Raptorial claw dactylus with 6 teeth. 5th thoracic somite with single lateral process sharp and pointing forward. 6th and 7th thoracic somites with lateral process broadly rounded. 8th thoracic somite with anterolateral margin rounded. Submedian carinae absent from 5th thoracic somite to 5th abdominal somite. Telson with long median carina, accessory median carina and numerous short supplementary longitudinal carinae. Inner margin of uropodal protopod with 7-14 spines; outer margin of exopod with 7-10 movable spines.

Synonym (s)
Squilla fasciata De Haan, 1844
Chloridella fasciata Rathbun, 1903
Squilla fasciata Kemp, 1913
Anchisquilla fasciata Shanbhogue, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Lyla, PS; Chandrashekaran, VS and Khan, SA (1997) Stomatopods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University, Parangipettai Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Mantis shrimps in Hong Kong waters Available at -

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