Stylocheiron longicorne   G.O.Sars,  1883 (Euphausiid)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Euphausiacea
Family:Euphausiidae

Description
Size: Length 6.2-11.3 mm.

The rostrum is short but pointed. There is a low dorsal keel without a prominent crest. The eyes are twice as high as the width across the base, the upper part almost as wide as the lower part. The upper eye has 7-19 enlarged crystalline cones in a transverse row. The false chelae bear a number of strong bristles on the last 2 segments. The sixth abdominal segment is slightly longer than the fifth segment.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal
Predator:  Bony fish (Engraulis encrasicolus)

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MADAGASCAR
• INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mathew, KR; Sivan, G; Krishnakumar, PK and Kuriakose, S (2003) Euphausiids of the west coast of India CMFRI, Cochin, Kerala, India 78 1-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sebastian, MJ (1966) Euphausiacea from Indian Seas: Systematics and general considerations Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 233-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silas, EG and Mathew, KJ (1986) Spatial distribution of euphausiacea (crustacea) in the southeastern Arabian sea Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 28(1&2) 1-21 Available at - NIO, Goa

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