Rhopalophthalmus indicus   Pillai,  1961 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 15-17 mm.

Carapace with dorso-median nodules, rostrum wide and obtuse, cheeks evenly concave. Antennal sympod armed with 5 short spines arranged in the form of a cone. Endopod of thoracic limbs 3-7 with the propodus divided into 5-6 subsegments. Endopod of eighth limb in male stout, as long as basal segment of exopod, two segmented, basal segment armed with 7 long setae, in the female 2-segmented and straight, basal segment with one seta. Lateral borders of telson with fourteen slender spines, outer pair of distal spines longer than inner.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 03/2003-02/2004)
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Biju, A; Gireesh, R and Panampunnayil, SU (2010) Distribution, reproductive biology and biochemical composition of Rhopalophthalmus indicus (Crustacea: Mysida) from a tropical estuary (Cochin backwater) in India Marine Biodiversity Records Cambridge University Press 3 1-8 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267209990996
  • 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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