Acanthosquilla multifusciata   (Wood-Mason)  (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Total length 62 mm

Color: Rostrum pitted with dark dots. Carapace with three dark transverse bands. Thoracic and abdominal somites with dark and broad transverse bands. Telson with a pair of dark bands below anterior margin. Uropodal endopod pitted with dark dots.

Eyes small, cornea subglobular. Antennal scale short, antennal prospod with one dorsal and one ventral papilla. Rostrum subquadrate, apical spine slender. Dactylus of raptorial claw with 5 teeth, outer margin with two basal lobes. Telson broader than long with 2 pairs of fixed marginal teeth submedian denticles 12, movable and arranged in a transverse row, dorsal surface with a fan shaped row of five spines above posterior margin. Uropodal endopod with strong fold on outer margin.

Synonym (s)
Lysiosquilla multifusciata Wood-Mason, 1895
Acanthosquilla multifasciata Manning, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Stomatopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 179-189 Available at - NIO, Goa

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