Oplophorus gracilirostris   A. Milne-Edwards,  1881b (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: 48-55 mm.

Carapace with dorsal carina extending to the posterior margin. Rostrum very long, almost equal in length to the carapace. Branchiostegal spine quite distinct, with a well-defined keel. Spine on 3rd abdominal tergum very much longer than those on the 4th and 5th. In the male the anterior border of the abdominal somite is bilobed with the posterior lobe more pronounced and angular.

Synonym (s)
Hoplophorus gracilirostris Alcock, 1901
Hoplophorus gracilirostris Kemp and Sewell, 1912
Hoplophorus gracilirostris de Man, 1920
Oplophorus gracilirostris Milne-Edwards, 1881
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Fishes (Galeus nipponensis, Alepisaurus ferox)


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman Sea (Record: 1966) (Depth: 265.17-2631.64 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Record: 1966) (Depth: 329.18-374.90 mts)
• Kerala, Off Kollam 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Science Photo Library Available at - http://www.sciencephoto.com/
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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