Gonodactylus insularis   Manning and Reaka  (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

Size: Male: Total length 15.5 mm; rostral plate length 2 mm, width 1.5 mm; abdominal width 4.2 mm; carapace length 5.2 mm; telson length 3 mm, width 3 mm.
Female: Total length 14 mm; rostral plate length 1.5 mm, width 1 mm; abdominal width 3.5 mm; carapace length 5 mm; telson length 2.5 mm, width 2.5 mm.

Rostrum slightly longer than broad, median spine relatively short, anterior margin straight, anterolaterals angles broadly rounded. Ocular scales small, apices angled. Sixth abdominal somite with six variously inflated carinae, each with a strong posterior spine. Telson as long as broad, dorsal carinae moderately inflated, median and accessory median with strong posterior spine. Knob on telson distinctly bilobed. Telson with 3 pairs of marginal teeth: submedians with movable apices, apices of intermediate teeth slender and that of laterals blunt. Submedian teeth of telson with strong carinae ventrally. Uropodal exopod with 12 movable spines on outer margin of proximal segment. Basal prolongation of uropod with rounded lobe on inner margin proximally.

Synonym (s)
Gonodactylus insularis Manning and Reaka 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/02/1986)

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

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