Exhippolysmata ensirostris   (Kemp,  1914) (Shrimp)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Hippolytidae

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Description
Max. size: 79 mm TL.

Rostrum longer than carapace and with a basal crest of closely set teeth. Lateral margins of telson concave, apex acute and unarmed. Second pair of pereopods with small pincers. Carpus long and subdivided into more than 7 articles. Dactylus of last 3 pairs of pereopods simple and much shorter than propod. Antennal and pterygostomian spines present on carapace; abdominal segments dorsally smooth, without spines; pleura of fifth segment sharply pointed; telson with a long, pointed tip, with or without a pair of small distolateral spines.


Synonym (s)
Eualus ensirostris (Kemp, 1914)
(Senior synonym)
Hippolysmata ensirostris Kemp, 1914
(Senior synonym)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Thane Bassein Creek System (Lat: 19.17) (Long: 72.92) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary, Mankule INDIA (Record: 1989-1990)
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• INDIA

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