Echinomysis chuni   Illig,  1905 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 11 mm.

Body armed with long spines. Carapace anteriorly produced into a trifid rostral process, each limb of the fork ending in long slender spines, median limb just reaching the base of the eye-stalk, hind border of carapace deeply emarginate exposing the last three trunk segments. Eye, with long slender stalk carrying a process at the inner distal part, cornea divided into a small ventro-lateral part and a large apical part. Antennal scale short, not reaching tip of antennular peduncles, apically rounded and without outer distal spine or apical partition, distal half of the border of the scale setose. Telson ovate, with six pairs of lateral spines and two apical setae. Endopod of uropod much shorter than exopod, with a spine below the statocyst.

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• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Gulf of Aden (Record: 1965)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)
• 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 -
  • 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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