Gennadas propinquus   Rathbun,  1906 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Antennal and infra-antennal angles pointed; branchiostegal spine very small, but distinct. Distance between cervical and post-cervical grooves dorsally about 1/5 distance of latter from hind margin of carapace. Antennal scale 4 times as long as wide, with the terminal spine present. In the 3rd leg, 5th joint slender and longer than 4th joint. Sixth abdominal somite dorsally carinate.

Synonym (s)
Gennadas alcocki Kemp, 1910
Gennadas propinquus Burkenroad, 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Bonyfish (Pseudopentaceros wheeleri)


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.51) (Long: 75.55) INDIA (Depth: -694.94 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kanniyakumari INDIA (Depth: -1907.43 mts)
• Kerala, Off Alleppey INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • George, MJ and Rao, PV (1966) On some Decapod Crustaceans from the south-west coast of India Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 327-336 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -

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