Pasiphaea alcocki   Wood-Mason & Alcock,  1891b (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 63 mm (female).

Carapace not carinate dorsally; abdomen without dorsal carination or armature on any somite. Telson sub-acute on the dorsal surface and not conspicuously forked. First pereiopod with 4-6 spines on the merus and 1 spine on the carpus. Second pereiopod with 13-16 spines on the merus and 1 spine on the carpus. The fingers of the first chelae slightly more than half the length of the palm, while the fingers of the second chelae almost of the same length as the palm.

Synonym (s)
Pasiphaea alcocki Wood-Mason, 1891
Pasiphaea alcocki de Man, 1920
Pasiphaea alcocki Chace, 1940
Pasiphaea alcocki (Wood-Mason, 1891)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 338.32 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• 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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