Euphausia distinguenda   Hansen,  1908 (Euphausiid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 10-14.5 mm.

No conspicuous lobe at the upper distal end of first antennular segment. Median gastric keel seen from side rather high and even angular. Upper distal outer angle of second antennular joint with a rather short, high, oblique keel directed upwards and somewhat forwards, forming almost an ear-like, rounded process. Endopod of uropod slightly longer than the exopod and as long as or even a little longer than the telson. Terminal process of petasma with a rather long foot and a very long, curved heel. Setiferous lobe with 5 setae from the triangularly produced terminal part and about 4 setae along the outer margin.

Synonym (s)
Euphausia distinguenda Hansen, 1911
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic



Literature Source(s)
  • Sebastian, MJ (1966) Euphausiacea from Indian Seas: Systematics and general considerations Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 233-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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