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

Size: Length 6 mm.

Carapace without nodules. Eyes large. Antennal scale elongate-ovate, four times as long as broad, setose all round, terminal segment extending beyond antennular peduncle by one-third of its length. Telson as long as last abdominal segment, apex quadrate, with four pairs of long stout spines, inner pair nearly one-third the length of the telson, lateral margin armed with about 10 spines distributed along the whole border, distally more crowded. Endopod of uropod with a comb of ten spines in the region of the statocyst.
The shape and armature of the telson is very characteristic.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 -
  • 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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