Thelxiope megalops   (Alcock)  (Lobster)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Homolidae

Description
Size: Carapace length 46-50 mm (male), 31 mm (female).

Cheliped more slender in female than in male. In male, the chelipeds reach a little beyond half-way along the propodus of the first pair of legs, whereas in the female they reach the tip of the carpus. The movable finger is proximally provided with a conspicuous denticle on the inner edge and about ¾ as long as the rest of the hand. The 2nd and 3rd pairs of legs are nearly 2½ times as long as carapace.


Synonym (s)
Homola (Homalax) megalops Alcock, 1901
Homola megalops Kemp and Sewell, 1912
Thelxiope megalops Gordon, 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 329.18 mts)
• Andaman Sea (Depth: 343.81-365.76 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai Coast INDIA (Depth: 265.17-457.2 mts)

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

Page last updated on:2010-11-22

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