Oratosquilla perpensa   (Kemp)  (Mantis Shrimp)
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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

Color: The posterior margins of the last three thoracic and all the abdominal somites are defined by dull greenish pigment. The sub-median post-abdominal carinae are of a similar color, as also those of the carapace and the median and marginal carinae of the telson. The spines of the telson and of the ventral process of the uropod are tipped with bright rosy red and in many specimens suffused patches of the same color are visible on the abdomen between the submedian, intermediate and marginal carinae and on the free thoracic somites external to the intermediates. The outer surface of the raptorial merus is also rosy red and traces of the same tint are frequently visible on the carapace. The inner half of the outer uropod is dusky and the eyes are brown.

Synonym (s)
Squilla oratori var. perpensa Kemp, 1911
Oratosquilla perpensa Shanbhogue, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Persian Gulf

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

Page last updated on:2010-11-03

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