Lucifer orientalis   Hansen,  1919 (Shrimp)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Luciferidae

Description
Size: 11.5 mm (female)

Color: Semi-transparent

Eye stalks are very long, thin and cylindrical. Rostrum extends a little beyond the bases of eye stalks. Petasma with the sheath terminates in three triangular lobes, covering the processus ventralis. The processus ventralis consist of two deverging lobes with acute ends, terminal incision deeper directed ventrolaterally. Sixth abdominal segment in male with anterior process curved, apically acute. Swollen distal half of posterior process is bent feebly upwards. Telson in male short, rounded, ventral protuberancs more semiglobular ending distally at apex. Apical marginal process on the outer exopod of uropod more produced in male; in female it almost reaches the upper terminal angle when the terminal angle is considerably oblique.

Similar species: Very similar to Lucifer typus, but eye stalks slightly longer.


Synonym (s)
Lucifer orientalis Cai & Chen, 1965
Lucifer orientalis Kensley, 1971
Lucifer orientalis Khan, 1976
Lucifer orientalis Omori, 1992

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 05/1998-12/2002, 1985-1992) (Depth: -(10-750), -(50-200) mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 71) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 74) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Naomi, TS; Antony, G; George, RM and Jasmine, S (2006) Monograph on the planktonic shrimps of the genus Lucifer (family Luciferidae) from the Indian EEZ CMFRI, Cochin, Kerala, India 49 54 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Karuppasamy, PK and Menon, NG (2005) Penaeoid and sergestoid shrimps from the deep scattering layer (DSL) in the Arabian Sea Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 47(1) 101-105 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Antony, G (2005) Occurrence and distribution of the planktonic shrimps of the genus Lucifer in the EEZ of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 47(1) 20-30 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Karuppasamy, PK; Menon, NG; Nair, KK and Achuthankutty, CT (2006) Distribution and abundance of pelagic shrimps from the deep scattering layer of the eastern Arabian Sea Journal of shellfish research The National Shellfisheries Association 25 1013-1019 Available at - http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Distribution+and+abundance+of+pelagic+shrimps+from+the+deep...-a0157193670

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