Afromysis macropsis   W. Tattersall,  1922 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Male 8.5 mm, female 8 mm (egg-bearing).

Eyes rather elongated, cornea wider than the stalk. Antennal scale shorter than antennular peduncle. Thoracic endopods with two propodal segments. Telson 1½ times as long as broad, cleft a third of the length and unarmed, except for the customary setae, lateral border with 3 proximal teeth and about 20 distal teeth, the most distal ones blunt. Endopod of uropod armed with a dense row of about 40 spines varying in length, majority of them blunt. Expopod of fourth pleopod of male longer than endopod, each of the last three segments with a strongly barbed setae.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Shanghumugham INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at -
  • Pillai, NK (1967) A review of the work on the shallow water Mysidacea of the Indian waters Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea Part V, Series 2 Marine Biological Association of India 1681-1728 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, NK (1964) Report on the Mysidacea in the collections of the central marine fisheries research institute, Mandapam camp, South India-Part I Journal of the marine biological association of India 6(1) 1-36 Available at - NIO, Goa

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