Acanthacaris tenuimana   Bate,  1888 (Lobster)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Maximum: total body length about 26 cm; carapace length about 8 cm.

Color: Uniform delicate pink

A rather large lobster. Body cylindrical; completely covered with small spines and sharp tubercles; carapace with a well developed median rostrum. Eyes very small, lacking pigment; antennae long and whip-like; antennal scales well developed. Tail powerful, with a well developed fan. First 3 pairs of legs ending in true pincers; legs of the first pair equal, very slender, longer than body, covered with sharp spinules and ending in elongate and slender pincers (more than 10 times longer than high); the fingers 1.5 to twice as long as palm, elongate, with long teeth on cutting edges, but without hairs. Second pair of legs very much longer and less spiny than third pair.

Synonym (s)
Phoberus tenuimanus Bate, 1888
Phoberus coecus sublevis Wood-Mason & Alcock, 1891
Acanthacaris opipara Burukovsky & Musij, 1976

Common Name (s)
• Prickly Deep-sea Lobster (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Off West Coast INDIA
• Off Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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