Harpiosquilla annandalei   (Kemp,  1911) (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max size: 13.7 cm TL (female)

Color: Second and third segments of antennular peduncle with proximal dorsal black spot and distal black ring, proximal spot fainter spot fainter on third segment; dark transverse bar present dorsally between ophthalmic and antennular somites. Median portion of rostral plate outlined in dark pigment. Carapace with anterolateral margins, posterior median margin, grooves, and carinae outlined with dark pigment. Merus of claw with inner subdistal black spot and with proximal and dark spots on dorsal depression. Posterior three thoracic and all six abdominal somites with dark posterior line. First and third to fifth abdominal somites each with traces of broken transverse bar. Telson with pair of proximal , submedian dark circles, margin darker than centre; pits arranged in concentric rows on dorsum of telson, dark. Distal segment of uropodal endopod black with white midrib, distal half of uropodal endopod with diffuse dark pigment.

Synonym (s)
Squilla annandalei Kemp, 1911
Harpiosquilla annandalei Shanbhogue, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988) (Depth: 20-50 mts)
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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
  • Raman, AV and Adiseshasai, K (1989) Macrobenthos from littoral areas off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 265-269 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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