Lucifer chacei   Bowman,  1967 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 11 mm TL (male), 11.5 mm TL (female)

Color: Semi-transparent

The length of the eye stalks is very short; shape gradually increases in thickness from base. Length of the first antennular segment to the front margin of the eye overreaches considerably in male, reaches somewhat beyond in female. Last segment of antennal peduncle to the front margin of the eye in male reaches beyond the eye. In female reaches middle of cornea. Length of the rostrum reaches to proximal border of statocyst. Terminal portion of petasma sheath curved, apical acute. The processus ventralis is nearly needle like, directed ventrolaterally. The anterior process on the 6th abdominal segment is placed more backwards. Apical process of exopod reaching the upper terminal angle in male.

Similar species: Similar to Lucifer faxoni.

Synonym (s)
Lucifer faxonii Borrad., Hansen, 1919
Lucifer reynaudi H. Milne Edwards, Edmondson, 1923
Lucifer faxoni Edmondson, 1925
Lucifer faxoni Hiatt, 1947
Lucifer faxoni Chace, 1955
Lucifer chacei Kensley, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 71) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Arabian Sea
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 5) (Long: 85) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -(50-200) mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 14.5) (Long: 95) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -(50-200) mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 74) INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -(50-200) mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1985-1992) (Depth: -(50-200) 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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