Oratosquilla interrupta   (Kemp,  1911) (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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A. Carpus of raptorial claw; B. Anterior half of the specimen; C. Basal process of uropod, left side in ventral view

Total length: 84.5-91.5 mm (male); 75.5-93.8 mm (female).

Color: Pale white.

Eyes large, cornea bilobed and set obliquely on stale, rostral plate subquadrate, apex truncate and lateral margins upturned. Arms of anterior bifurcation of carapace distinct but interrupted at base of bifurcation. Dactylus of raptorial claw with six teeth; dorsal ridge of carpus of claw with two tubercles. Lateral processes of 5th to 7th thorasic somites bilobed, anterior lobe of 5th produced into an anteriorly directed spine. Abdominal carinae spined as follows: submedian 5-6, intermediate 3-6, lateral 3-6, marginal 1-5. Telson slightly broader than long, denticles rounded -3, 6-8, 1. Uropodal exopod with nine movable spines on outer margin. Lobe on outer margin of inner spine of basal prolongation of uropod rounded, outer margin convex.

Synonym (s)
Squilla interrupta Llyod, 1908
Squilla interrupta Kemp, 1911
Oratosquilla interrupta Shanbhogue, 1975
Squilla interrupta Kemp, 1913
Oratosquilla interrupta Manning, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 28/06/1986) (Depth: 6 mts)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 28/06/1986) (Depth: 9.1 mts)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Jambu Island INDIA (Record: 11/12/1980)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 10/12/1980)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 13/12/1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Crustacea: Stomatopoda Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika ZSI, Calcutta 337-344 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Stomatopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 179-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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