Thelxiope megalops   (Alcock)  (Lobster)
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Class: Malacostraca

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



• 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 -

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