Cloridopsis scorpio   (Latreille,  1828) (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Total length 41 mm

Eyes small, cornea bilobed, broader than stalk. Rostrum with median carina on anterior half, apex truncate. Carapace narrowed anteriorly, anterolateral spines strong, each spine with a rounded ventral lobe. Raptorial dactylus with 5 teeth, outer margin with a swallow proximal notch. Lateral process of 5th thoracic somite bears a permanent black patch and produced into an anteriorly directed spine. Outer margin of uropodal exopod with 7-movable spines. Transverse band on the posteromedian margin of 1st abdominal segment absent.

Synonym (s)
Squilla scorpio Latreille, 1825
Squilla scorpio Kemp, 1913
Cloridepsis scorpio Manning, 1968
Squille scorpio Latreille, 1825
Cloridopsis scorpie Manning, 1968
Squilla scorpio Latreille, 1828
Cloridopsis aquilonaris Manning, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 30/07/1915) (Depth: -2 mts)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 30/07/1915) (Depth: -1.8 mts)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 14/12/1917)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas 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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Crustacea: Stomatopoda Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika ZSI, Calcutta 337-344 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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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