Gonodactylus mutatus   Lanchester,  1903 (Mantis Shrimp)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Stomatopoda
Family:Gonodactylidae

Description
Rostral plate as long as broad, median spine relatively short, anterior margin straight, anterolateral angles broadly rounded. Ocular scales small, apices rounded. Sixth abdominal somite with 6 variously shaped carinae, each ending in a posterior spine, a pair of black spots present anteriorly between submedian and intermediate carina. Telson slightly broader than long, dorsal carinae variously inflated, mid-dorsal carinae more tumid in adult males than in females. Marginal teeth on telson broad, submedians with movable apices, a black spot present anterior to each submedian carina. Setae on outer margin of uropodal endopod directed dorsally. Outer spine of protopod with a single lobe on inner margin.


Synonym (s)
Gonodactylus chiragra var. mutatus Lanchester, 1903
Gonodactylus mutatus Manning, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/02/1986)
• Red Sea
• MALDIVES
• SEYCHELLES

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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