Oratosquilla holoschista   (Kemp,  1911) (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

Color: Living specimen of Oratosquilla holoschista closely resembles Oratosquilla nepa in color, but the dark transverse patches on the second and fifth abdominal somites are absent and the general tone of all the other markings are greenish rather than smoky grey. This greenish coloring is especially distinct on the median and marginal carinae of the telson. The yellowish pigment has the same distribution as in Oratosquilla nepa.

Synonym (s)
Squilla holoschista Lloyd, 1908
Squilla holoschista Kemp, 1911
Oratosquilla holoschista Shanbhogue, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• East Coast 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
  • 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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