Dioptromysis perspicillata   Zimmer,  1915 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 4.3 mm.

Body rather strongly built. Eyes large, cornea broader than peduncle, with a large lens on the distal lower part. Antennal scale setose all round, overreaching antennular peduncle. Thoracic endopods 3-8 with 3 carpopropodal segments. Exopod of fourth pleopod seven-segmented, seventh segment with a long barbed spine and a short seta. Endopod of uropod armed with a row of 17 sharp spines. Telson more than twice as long as wide, narrowing to a third of the total length and further on parallel sided, apical cleft deep, one-fourth the total length, lateral borders armed with 11-13 sharp teeth, more or less regularly distributed, last spine large, slit armed with a single pair of spines and a pair of long setae.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Pillai, NK (1967) A review of the work on the shallow water Mysidacea of the Indian waters Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea Part V, Series 2 Marine Biological Association of India 1681-1728 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, NK (1964) Report on the Mysidacea in the collections of the central marine fisheries research institute, Mandapam camp, South India-Part I Journal of the marine biological association of India 6(1) 1-36 Available at - NIO, Goa

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