Sergestes seminudus   Hansen,  1919 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 26-46 mm TL.

Rostrum short and acute; hepatic spine present. Cornea wider than stalk, no protuberance on the latter. Telson apically acute, with a pair of minute lateral spinules near the apex and a pair of denticles on postero-lateral margin. Processus ventralis long with a broad base and acute distally. Processus ventralis long with a broad base and acute process distally. Lobus inermis as broad as lobus terminalis at the base, but tapering to a sub-acute tip and without hooks. Two small sharp teeth present on the third coxa of female.

Synonym (s)
Sergestes seminudus Hansen, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 05/1998-12/2002) (Depth: 50-350 mts)
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.51) (Long: 75.55) INDIA (Depth: 694.94 mts)
• Arabian Sea 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 -
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Karuppaswamy, PK; Muraleedharan, KR; Dineshkumar, PK and Nair, M (2009) Distribution of mesopelagic micronekton in the Arabian Sea during the winter monsoon Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR 39(2) 227-237 Available at -
  • 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 -

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