Listriella similis   Rabindranath,  1971 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: 4.5 mm.

Female: Body with diffuse pigmentation; cephalon slightly longer than first peraeon segment, anteriorly produced into a small, sharp rostrum, ocular lobes projecting, with irregularly truncate anterior margin, upper angle more pointed. Eyes large, roughly oval and reddish brown. Peraeon segments smooth, deep, the last two longer and deeper than preceding ones. First three segments of pleon subequal in length, depth gradually increasing, ventral margins convex, postero-lateral angle of second segment bluntly produced, distal border convex, with a setule near projection, that of third segment with an upturned dentiform projection followed by a rounded declivity and a setule, the margin above this convex, with a slight notch and a setule at about its middle.
Telson twice as long as broad at base, split nearly to 1/5 of its length, lobes narrow, distally tapering and asymmetrically forked, carrying 2 unequal spines. Antennae short; upper lip with bilobed distal margin. Incisor process of mandible well chitinized and 5-dentate, lacinia mobilis feeble, cut into several teeth, spine row of 8 short spines, some of them faintly barbed, molar degenerate, represented by a slight prominence carrying 3 pectinate setae. Palp well developed.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kayamkulam Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rabindranath, P (1971) A new Liljeborgiid Amphipod (Crustacea) from Kerala, India Biological Bulletin Marine Biological Laboratory 140(3) 482-488 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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