Sicyonia lancifer   (Olivier,  1811) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 36 mm (male).

Rostrum reaches the end of the third segment of the antennular peduncle. The postrostral carina is armed with 5 teeth. The hepatic spine is quite strong. The abdominal pleura of first and second segments are unispinose, while the third, fourth and fifth are armed with 3 spines. The first pair of thoracic legs extends to the middle of the scaphocerite whereas the third pair reaches with their fingers beyond the tip of the latter.

Synonym (s)
Sicyonia lancifer De Man, 1911
Eusicyonia lancifer Kubo, 1949
Eusicyonia lancifer Kurien, 1953
Sicyonia lancifer Hall, 1961
Sicyonia cristata (De Haan, 1844)
Sicyonia lancifera (Olivier, 1811)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 31.08 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Depth: 21.94-31.08 mts)
• South East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • George, MJ (1966) On a collection of Penaeid prawns from the offshore waters of the south-west coast of India Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 337-346 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Mohamed, KH (1973) Penaeid prawn resources of India Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, CMFRI, Cochin 548-556 Available at -
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  • 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 -
  • George, MJ (1969) Taxonomic considerations and General distribution Prawn fisheries of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 14 5-48 Available at -
  • George, MJ (1972) Zoogeographic distribution of Indian penaeidae Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 1 89-93 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kurian, CV and Sebastian, VO (2002) The Indian prawns of commercial importance Prawns and prawn fisheries of India Hindustan publishing corporation 74-96 Available at - NIO, Goa

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