Lucifer intermedius   Hansen,  1919 (Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

Size: 10.3 mm TL (male), 11 mm TL (female)

Color: Semi-trasparent

The distance between the labrum and the base of eye stalks is about or more than twice as long as the stalks with eyes; the eye stalks are not conical but sub cylindrical. First antennular segment almost reaching the anterior margin of the eyes, generally distinctly shorter. The terminal portion of the petasma sheath is narrow and broadly rounded with two small conspicuous protuberances on the distal lateral margin, the proximal one border than the distal; each with an obliquely inserted plate with its free margin almost semicircular. Telson in male differs considerably in having the ventral protuberance much smaller; this protuberance is directed downwards and only a little or slightly backwards. Exopod of uropods in the male five or little more than five times as long as broad; the short terminal margin is transverse or a little oblique; the apical process overreaches the upper distal angle of the exopod. In female the exopod is a little broader, the terminal margin is oblique, the apical marginal process terminates below or a little before the upper distal angle.

Similar species: The females of Lucifer intermedius show similarities to Lucifer penicillifer.

Synonym (s)
Lucifer intermedius Hayashi & Tsumura, 1981

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Arabian Sea
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gulf of Oman (Record: 1977)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -(50-200) mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 5) (Long: 85) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 14.5) (Long: 95) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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