Nephropsis carpenteri   Wood-Mason,  1885 (Lobster)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: Alcock, Alfred W.

Rostrum extends up to the anterior margin of the antennular peduncles. Dorsally the distance of the cervical groove from the posterior margin of the carapace is half the length of the carapace. Carapace and abdomen granulated and finely pilose. Chelipeds are densely clothed with hairs and like the carapace and abdomen finely granulated. Faint median dorsal carinae are present in the last four abdominal segments.

Synonym (s)
Nephrosis carpenteri Wood-Mason, 1885

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

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 -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 5 Available at -

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