Nerocila madrasensis   Ramakrishna & Ramaniah,  1978 (Isopod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Yellowish with black stripes

Head triangular, eyes distinct and small. First and second antennae composed seven and nine articles. Coxal plates well developed. Endopod of uropod reaching beyond the apex of telson and margin of its ramus very finely serrate.

Host: Strongylura strongylura

Synonym (s)
Nerocila madrasensisa Ramakrishna & Venkata Ramaniah, 1978
Nerocila madrasensis Ghatak and Misra, 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 23/12/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ghatak, SS (1995) Isopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 191-197 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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