Gonodactylus affinis   de Man,  1902 (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Anterolateral angles of rostrum acute. Ocular scales small. Carinae of 6th abdominal semite tubular, each ending in a posterior spinule. Middorsal carinae on telson 3 pairs; median variously inflated, ending in a posterior spine; accessory median short, with a posterior spinule. Marginal teeth on telson 3 pairs: submedians with movable apices, denticles many; intermediate with two denticles; lateral distinct but small.

Synonym (s)
Gonodactylus affinis Manning, 1978
Gonodactylus chiragra var. affinis de Man, 1902
Gonodactylus chiragra var. segregetus Lanchester, 1903
Gonodactylus segregatus Moosa, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Moosa, MK and Cleva, R (1984) On a collection of Stomatopoda (Crustacea, Hoplocarida) from the Seychelles Islands Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Section A Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales 6(2) 421-429 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ghosh, HC (1990) Crustacea: Stomatopoda State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 199-212 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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