Carinosquilla lirata   (Kemp & Chopra,  1921) (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: (Male): 77mm TL; 16.5mm CL; 412mm CI; Length of telson 13mm; breadth of telson 13.2mm; abdominal width 16mm.

Lateral process of 5th, 6th and 7th thoracic somites bilobed ; eye large, stalk not inflated, cornea broader than stalk ; carapace and abdomen with numerous longitudinal carinae and mandibular palp absent.

Synonym (s)
Squilla lirata Kemp & Chopra, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Royapuram INDIA (Record: 05/10/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Shanbhogue, SL (1975) Descriptions of stomatopod larvae from the Arabian Sea with a list of stomatopod larvae and adults from the Indian Ocean and a key for their identification-part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 17(1) 522-544 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Shanbhogue, SL. (1970) Three new records of Stomatopoda (Crustacea) from the seas around India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological association of India, Cochin, India 12(1&2) 197-201 Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -

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