Heterosquilla jonesi   (Shanbhogue)  (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Cornea broad, bilobed. Rostrum squirish, broader than long, apical spine absent. Dactylus of raptorial claw with 4 teeth. Carapace smooth, carinae absent. Lateral margin of 5th thoracic somite bilobed. Ventral keel on 8th thoracic somite absent. Mid-dorsal portion of 6th abdominal somite separated from the lateral margin by a distinct groove running from the anterior to posterior margin, posterolateral angles produced into long spines. Telson broad, medially smooth, marginal teeth 3 pairs; submedians slender and movable. Four intermediate and 1 lateral denticles present on telson. Inner spine of basal prolongation of uropod broad, curved and longer than outer.

Synonym (s)
Heterosquilla jonesi Shanbhogue 1971a

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA

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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