Pseudanchialina pusilla   (G.O. Sars,  1883) (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 3.2 mm.

Frontal plate in female very large, distally broadly rounded, in the male narrower in the middle. Eyes of moderate size. Antennal scale less than 3 times as long as broad, rapidly increasing in width. Second pair of pleopods in male with very short endopod, exopod 2-segmented terminating in 2 long setae. Exopod of third pleopod long, 2-segmented, reaching beyond the middle of the sixth abdominal segment, with 3 very long apical setae. Telson less than 3 times as long as broad, each half of the terminal lobe with 5-6 spines, lateral border with 7 spines.

Synonym (s)
Anchialina pusilla Gordan, 1957
Anchialus pusillus Sars, 1985
Promysis pusilla Sars, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands 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 -
  • Madhupratap, M; Achuthankutty, CT and Nair, SRS (1991) Zooplankton of the lagoons of the Laccadives: diel patterns and emergence Journal of Plankton Research Cambridge University Press 13 947-958 Available at -
  • 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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