Cloridopsis bengalensis   (Tiwari & Biswas,  1952) (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Total length 69-122 mm

Eyes small, cornea bilobed, set obliquely on stalk. Rostrum with a median carina, apex rounded. Anterolateral spines of carapace with a rounded ventral lobe. Raptorial dactylus with 6 teeth. Lateral process of 5th thoracic somite produced into an anteriorly directed spine, those on 6th and 7th rounded. Telson broader than long, with three pairs of marginal teeth, prelateral lobe present, denticles large and rounded.

Synonym (s)
Squilla bengalensis Tiwari and Biswas, 1952
Cloridopsis bengalensis Tiwari and Ghosh, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 17/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 22/05/1985)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur 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 -
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Stomatopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 179-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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