Alimopsis supplex   (Wood-Mason,  1875) (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Total length 64 mm

Rostrum with short carina. Mandibular palp present. Carapace with long anterolateral spines. Dactylus of raptural claw with teeth, outer margin with a bulge basally. 5th thoracic somite laterally bilobed anterior lobe produced into an anteriorly directed spine, 6th and 7th single and laterally rounded. 1st to 5th abdominal somites with distinct median carinae. Uropodal protopod with a small lobe in the middle in the longer arm.

Synonym (s)
Alimopsis supplex Manning, 1977
Squilla supplex Wood-Mason, 1895

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, Jambu Island INDIA (Record: 11/02/1980)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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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