Gonodactylus falcatus   (Forskal)  (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Anterolateral angles of rostrum rounded. Ocular scales small, erected and the apices rounded. Sixth abdominal semite with 6 variously inflated carinae, each ending in a posterior spine, median carinule present. Telson with a cluster of 5 mid-dorsal carinae, medians and submedians spined posteriorly. Knob on telson strongly bilobed. Marginal teeth on telson 3 pairs, submedians with movable apices; submedian and intermediate teeth with strong carinae. Basal prolongation of uropod with a single lobe on inner margin of outer spine.

Synonym (s)
Gonodactylus chiragra var. glabrous Lanchester, 1903
Gonodactylus falcatus Shanbhogue, 1969
Cancer falcatus Forskal, 1775

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Mongabay.com Conservation and environmental science news Available at - http://news.mongabay.com/
  • Rao, GS; Suseelan, C and Kathirvel, M (1989) Crustacean resources of the Lakshadweep islands Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 72-76 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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