Gonodactylus viridis   Serene,  1954 (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Rostral plate as long as broad, apical spine relatively short, anterolateral angles broadly rounded. Ocular scales small, apices rounded. Sixth abdominal somite with 6 moderately inflated carinae, each ending in a spine posteriorly. Telson as long as broad, mid-dorsal carinae three, accessory medians very short fusing posteriorly to form anchor, a pair of knobs present on anterior margin. Posterior margin with three pairs of blunt marginal teeth, submedians with movable apices, two sharp intermediate denticles and many submedians denticles present. Proximal segment of uropodal exopod with 10 movable spines on outer margin.

Synonym (s)
Gonodactylus chiragra var. viridis Serene, 1954
Gonodactylus viridis Manning, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Manning, RB (1991) Stomatopod Crustacea collected by the Galathea Expedition, 1950-1952, with a list of Stomatopoda known from depths below 400 meters Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 521 39831 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ghosh, HC (1990) Crustacea: Stomatopoda State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 199-212 Available at - NIO, Goa

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