Mesopodopsis zeylanica   Nouvel,  1954 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 5.6 mm.

Frontal plate angular at the antero-median part, antero-lateral angles produced into curved spines. Thoracic limbs three to eight with six carpopropodal segments. Fourth pleopod of male very long, reaching far beyond the tip of telson, endopod very small, only half as long as the first segment of exopod, third segment of exopod with two long spines, the shorter of the two barbed and the longer spirally twisted. Telson with four lateral spines, narrowed part of telson one-third the total length, armed with 50-55 teeth. Endopod of uropod without spine below statocyst.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek INDIA
• Orissa, Burhabalanga Estuary (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.06) INDIA (Record: 10/1991 - 08/1992)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 02/1995-01/1996) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.86) (Long: 73.02) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Varghese, MG (1981) On the importance of Mesopodopsis zeylanica (Crustacea, Mysidacea) as food of fish Fishery Technology 18(1) 61-62 Available at - Zoological Records
  • 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 -
  • Tiwari, LR and Nair, VR (1993) Zooplankton composition in Dharamtar creek adjoining Bombay harbour Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, New Delhi 22 63-69 Available at -
  • Ramaiah, N; Chatterji, A and Madhupratap, M (1996) A study on the zooplankton of the Burhabalanga Estuary, Orissa Coast Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy (B. Biological Sciences) Indian National Science Academy 62 1-4 Available at -
  • Tiwari, LR and Nair, VR (2002) Plankton biodiversity of Dharamtar creek adjoining Mumbai harbour Proceedings of the National Seminar on Creeks, Estuaries and Mangroves - Pollution and Conservation Vidya Prasarak Mandal's B.N. Bandodkar College of Science; Thane, India 96-102p 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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