Parapenaeopsis acclivirostris   Alcock,  1905 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Penaeidae

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Description
Max. size: Male 47 mm TL, female 73 mm TL; carapace length 7-18.5 mm.

Color: Pale with dull red specks on carapace; antennal flagella and pereopods banded with dark pink; pleopods orangish; uropods and telsci, dark red.

Rostrum nearly straight, uptilted and armed with 6 to 9 teeth along entire dorsal margin, reaching or exceeding third antennular article in females, not extending beyond distal margin of second article in males; epigastric tooth absent; postrostral crest broad ending near middle of carapace; longitudinal suture reaching 2/3 of carapace length; antennular flagella 0.3 to 0.4 times the length of carapace; epipod absent on first and second pereopods; basial spine present on first and second pereopods; basis of third pereopod and telson unarmed. In males, distolateral projections of petasma with distal part slender, in dorsal position and directed proximolaterally distance between tip of projections about 2/5 of length of petasma; distomedian projections very small; lateral lobes of petasma without wing-like projections. In females, anterior plate of thelycum semicircular and concave; posterior plate broad and trapezoidal.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Shrimp (English)
• Hawknose Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, marketed fresh, dried or cooked.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Kerala, Southwest Coast off Alleppey INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1969)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

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