Potamomysis assimilis [Status Unaccepted]   Tattersall,  1908 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 5 mm.

Carapace large, covering all but the last thoracic segment, anteromedian part forming a small projection. Antennal scale narrow, lanceolate, reaching tar beyond the antennular peduncle. Thoracic endopods three to seven with three tarsal segments, eighth with four segments. Telson longer than broad, apex truncated and armed with about 19 subsimilar spines, the extreme lateral pair longer than the others, lateral margins armed with about ten short spines. Fourth pleopod of male with short unsegmented endopod, exopod three-segmented, third segment longest, with two hirsute setae and a longer simple seta.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata 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
  • 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
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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