Pseudeuphausia latifrons   (G.O. Sars,  1883) (Euphausiid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length: 7-16 mm.

The carapace is produced into a frontal plate, which is transversely cut off so there is no rostrum. The plate is concave anteriorly and longitudinally. There is a prominent median keel on the carapace. A small lateral denticle is present on the lower posterior border of the carapace. The first segment of the antennular peduncle has a dorsal keel bearing 9-10 spines and cuts across at an angle to the outer corner, with a conspicuous spine on the outer edge. Before the distal edge of the second segment there is a group of stiff curved setae, which converge at their tip near the middle of segment 3.

Synonym (s)
Euphausia latifrons G. O. Sars, 1883
Pseudeuphausia latifrons Hansen, 1910

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, West Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Southwest Mumbai INDIA
• Karnataka, Off Mangalore INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• (Lat: 7.8) (Long: 76.46) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Brinton, E and Gopalkrishnan, K The distribution of Indian Ocean Euphausiids 357-382
  • Schotte, M (1995) Gnatha arabica n.s. first record of a gnathid from the Arabian Sea and new records of Isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Pakistan in collections of the Smithsonian Institution Journal of the Arabian Sea Living Marine Resources & the Enviornment 111-118 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at -
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sebastian, MJ (1966) Euphausiacea from Indian Seas: Systematics and general considerations Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 233-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silas, EG and Mathew, KJ (1986) Spatial distribution of euphausiacea (crustacea) in the southeastern Arabian sea Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 28(1&2) 1-21 Available at - NIO, Goa

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