Mesopodopsis orientalis   (W. Tattersall,  1908) (Mysid)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Mysida
Family:Mysidae

Description
Size: Length adult male 5-8.4 mm, adult female 5.2-9.6 mm.

Rostrum very short, perfectly semicircular. Thoracic limbs 3-8 with 5-9 carpopropodal segments. Fourth pleopod of male with the endopod nearly twice as long as the first segment of the exopod, the spines on the third exopod segment not spirally twisted. Telson with four lateral spines, narrow distal part more than one-third the total length.


Synonym (s)
Macropsis orientalis W. Tattersall, 1908
Mesopodopsis orientalis W. Tattersall, 1922
Macropsis orientalis Tattersall, 1908
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mahim INDIA
• Maharashtra, Versova INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Daman INDIA
• Gujarat, Kandla INDIA
• Gujarat, Jafarabad INDIA
• Gujarat, Hazira INDIA
• Gujarat, Vadinar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Abraham, B and Panampunnayil, SU (2009) Mysids (Crustacea) from the shallow waters off Maharashtra and south Gujarat, India, with description of a new species Marine Biology Research Taylor & Francis, London 5(4) 345-362 Available at - http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/18668_731222591_912458792.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sarkar, SK and Bhattacharya, AK (2003) Conservation of biodiversity of the coastal resources of Sundarbans, Northeast India: an integrated approach through environmental education Marine Pollution Bulletin Elsevier 47(1-6) 260-264 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(02)00475-7
  • 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
  • George, MJ Observations on the plankton of the Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Fisheries CMFRI, Ernakula 5 (2) 375-401 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1851/1/Article_15.pdf
  • Gopalakrishnan, V (1971) The biology of the Hooghly-Matlah estuarine system (West Bengal, India) with special reference to its fisheries Journal of marine biological association of india Marine biological association of india 13(2) 182-194 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Shetty, HPC; Saha, SB and Ghosh, BB (1963) Observations on the distribution and fluctuations of plankton in the Hooghly-Matlah estuarine system, with notes on their relation to commercial fish landings Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 8 (2) 326-363 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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