Clorida latreillei   Eydoux & Souleyet,  1842 (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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A. Left half of last of four thoracic somites (dorsal view); B. Last two abdominal somites, telson and right uropods (dorsal view); C. Right eye in dorsal view.

Size: Total length 40 mm

Color: The posterior margins of the carapace and of the last three thoracic and first five abdominal somites are narrowly bordered with black pigment.

Eyes very small, cornea bilobed, stalk greatly expanded. Rostrum triangular, apex rounded. Carapace strongly narrowed anteriorly, anterolateral angles with sharp outwardly directed spine. Dactylus of raptorial claw with 4 teeth, outer margin with angular projection. Thoracic somites laterally single lobed, 5th produced into laterally directed spine. Telson broader than long, dorsal surface with irregular ridges. Numerous sharp longitudinal carinae on either side of median crest of telson.

Synonym (s)
Clorida latreillei Eydoux and Souleyet, 1841
Chloridella latreillei Wood-Mason, 1895
Squilla latreillei Kemp, 1913
Clorida latreillei Shanbhogue, 1975
Clorida latreilla Eydoux and Souleyet, 1841
Clorida latreillei Manning, 1968
Clorida juxtadecorata Makarov, 1979

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• West Bengal, Jambu Island INDIA (Record: 10/12/1980)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Lyla, PS; Chandrashekaran, VS and Khan, SA (1997) Stomatopods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University, Parangipettai Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Stomatopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 179-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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