Mysidopsis indica   W. Tattersall,  1922 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 4 mm.

Median dorsal part of carapace with 3 nodules, slightly less prominent in male. Frontal plate broadly triangular, completely covering the basal segments of the eye-stalks. Antennal scale 2½ times as long as broad, overreaching the antennular peduncle. Telson slightly longer than half the length of the uropods, roughly equal in length and width, distal part suddenly narrowed, apex with a shallow notch, distal border with two pairs of spines, lateral borders with two spines near the base. Endopod of uropod with a single spine near the statocyst. Pleopods 2-5 of male with a lamella-like expansion near the base of the endopod.

Synonym (s)
Mysidopsis indica Tattersall, 1922
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


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

Literature Source(s)
  • Anderson, G; Price, W and Heard, R Currently recognized species of the tribe Leptomysini Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • 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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