Thysanopoda tricuspidata   Milne-Edwards,  1837 (Euphausiid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 10-26 mm.

Carapace without cervical groove, with two pairs of denticles on the inferior margin; the frontal plate produced into a long, sharp rostrum; along spine extending forward from the gastric area of the carapace; the third to fifth abdominal somites with dorsal spines; the terminal process of the petasma slightly curved; the proximal process expanded at the distal end and crenated on the inner margin; the lateral process slender, curved to a blunt end.

Synonym (s)
Thysanopoda tricuspide M. Edwards, 1830

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 75.91) INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Brinton, E and Gopalkrishnan, K The distribution of Indian Ocean Euphausiids 357-382
  • Gibbons, MJ (1995) Observations on euphausiid assemblages of the south coast of South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 141-148 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Madhupratap, M; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Padmavati, G (1990) Response of zooplankton to physical changes in the environment: coastal upwelling along central west coast of India Journal of coastal research Coastal Education and Reserch Foundation 6 413-426 Available at -
  • 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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