Arugella indica   Rabindranath,  1971 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Female: Body somewhat compressed and sparsely beset with fine spinules dorsally. Cephalon shorter than first two peraeon segments combined, antero-inferiorly produced and rounded, the prolongation reaching as far as the distal margin of the penultimate peduncular segment of the 2nd antenna; eyes moderately large, oval, dark and placed close to the anterior margin. Peraeon segments subequal in length, not very deep, successively overlapping. First 3 pleon segments deep, successively increasing in length. Telson roughly semi-circular, with a pair of short setae on each lateral margin, one of each pair slightly pectinate. Coxae deep and well developed.

Male: Body robust and pigmented. Ocular lobes a little more protruding. Eyes large, pear-shaped and reddish-brown. Telson rounded distally and with a single pair of setules. Flagellum 11-segmented, shorter than peduncle and with more numerous olfactory setae, accessory flagellum 5-segmented and nearly as long as the primary. Flagellum 32-segmented, segments becoming longer and slender distally – the apical one alone possessing 2 short setules. . Dactylus hook-like, the entire segment being fringed with a row of spinules on inner margin and 4 short spine-setae on the outside surface, at the base of the nail. Peraeopods subsimilar to those of the female, but more spiny.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Off Pamban bridge INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rabindranath, P (1971) Two new Gammaridean Amphipods (Crustacea) from the Gulf of Mannar, S. India Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 37(1) 157-172 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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