Gennadas scutatus   Bouvier,  1906a (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 26-42 mm TL

Infra-antennal angle acute; branchiostegal spine quite distinct. Distance between cervical and post-cervical grooves dorsally slightly more than 1/5 distance of the latter from the hind margin of carapace.

Synonym (s)
Gennadas scutatus Bouvier, 1906
(Senior synonym)
Gennadas scutatus Barnard, 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Bonyfish (Photostomias guernei)


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 70.43) INDIA (Record: 05/1998-12/2002) (Depth: -60 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 76.03) INDIA (Record: 05/1998-12/2002) (Depth: -200 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.51) (Long: 75.55) INDIA (Depth: -694.94 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kanniyakumari INDIA (Depth: -1925.72 mts)
• Kerala, Off Alleppey INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Karuppasamy, PK and Menon, NG (2005) Penaeoid and sergestoid shrimps from the deep scattering layer (DSL) in the Arabian Sea Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 47(1) 101-105 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • George, MJ and Rao, PV (1966) On some Decapod Crustaceans from the south-west coast of India Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 327-336 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Karuppasamy, PK; Menon, NG; Nair, KK and Achuthankutty, CT (2006) Distribution and abundance of pelagic shrimps from the deep scattering layer of the eastern Arabian Sea Journal of shellfish research The National Shellfisheries Association 25 1013-1019 Available at -
  • 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 -

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