Acanthephyra sanguinea   Wood-Mason in Wood-Mason & Alcock,  1892 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 115-119 mm (female).

Rostrum longer than carapace with 7 dorsal and 5 ventral teeth, extending much beyond the tip of the antennal scale. Branchiostegal spine small, forming a small projection on frontal border of carapace and without a carina. Surface of carapace finely pitted. Dorsal carinae of 3rd to 6th abdominal somites ending in pointed spines, that of 3rd somite the longest and the 4th and 5th of equal size and smallest. Four pairs of dorsolateral spines present on the telson.

Synonym (s)
Acanthephyra kempi Balss, 1925
Acanthephyra sanguinea Calman, 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: -(329.18-374.90) mts)
• Gulf of Aden
• 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 -
  • Karuppasamy, PK; Menon, NG; Nair, KK and Achuthankutty, CT (2006) Distribution and abundance of pelagic shrimps from the deep scattering layer of the eastern Arabian Sea Journal of shellfish research The National Shellfisheries Association 25 1013-1019 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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