Caridina longirostris   H. Milne Edwards  (Prawn)
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Class: Malacostraca

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The ratio between the length and breadth of carapace of the first pereiopod 4.3 to 6.0. The ratio between the length of propodus and dactylus is 4.5 to 5.5 for third pereiopod and 3.7 to 5.0 for fifth pereiopod. Telson tapers to a median spine. Telson carried 4+4 posterior spines and 4+4 dorsal spinules. In some of the laboratory reared animals 5+5 or 5+6 and sometimes even 6+6 dorsal spines were also observed.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, NN (2002) Larval history of Caridina longirostris H. Milne Edwards Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 44(1&2) 59-75 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Aristocratama. com Available at -

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