Plesionika martia   (A. Milne-Edwards,  1883) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max. size: 16.9 cm TL.

The squamose nature of the whole integument caused by numerous short transverse series of setiferous pits.

Synonym (s)
Pandalus martia Milne-Edwards, 1883
(Senior synonym)
Pandalus martius Milne-Edwards, 1883
(Senior synonym)
Plesionika cottei Kotte, 1902
(Junior synonym)
Plesionika martia orientalis Chace, 1985
(Senior synonym)
Plesionika semilaevis Bate, 1888
(Junior synonym)
Plesionika sicherii Riggio, 1900
(Junior synonym)
Plesionika (Pandalus) sicherii Riggio, 1900
Plesionika martia var. semilaevis De Man, 1920
Plesionika martia Balss, 1925
Plesionika martia Schmitt, 1926
Plesionika martia Calman, 1939
Plesionika martia Chace, 1940
Plesionika martia Barnard, 1950

Common Name (s)
• Golden Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Crustaceans (Pasyphaeidae, euphausiids) and carrion


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 274.32-365.76 mts)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA
• Off Kerala INDIA (Depth: 274.32-365.76 mts)

Literature Source(s)
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