Gonodactylus arabica   Ghosh  1990 (Mantis Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

Size: Female: Total length 44 mm; carapace length 10.5 mm, width 8 mm; rostral plate length 3.5 mm, width 4 mm; telson length 8.5 mm, width 7.5 mm.

Color: Body color creamy white. Well defined black spots present as follows: 2 medially and 2 laterally on the 6th thoracic somite, and 2 laterally from 1st to 5th abdominal somites. Distal end of dactylus of raptorial claw including a part of propodus pinkish.

Rostral plate slightly broader than long, anteromedially concave, anterolaterally obtuse, lateral margins divergent, median spine relatively short. Ocular scales large, rectangular. Carapace much longer than broad, anterolateral angles projected beyond rostral base, narrowed anteriorly. 6th abdominal somite with 6 broad and variously shaped carinae, each ending in a blunt posterior spine. Telson longer than broad, three pairs of marginal teeth present, submedians with movable apices; two sharp intermediate and many hairy submedian denticles present; three swollen mid-dorsal carinae present, median longer, none armed posteriorly, anchor absent. Uropodal exopod with 12 movable spines on outer margin of proximal segment; distal segment fan-shaped; no lobes between two arms of protopod; endopod pyriform.

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• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • Ghosh, HC (1990) Crustacea: Stomatopoda State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 199-212 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

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