Lysiosquilla tredecimdentata

Scientific Name:-
Lysiosquilla tredecimdentata

Common Name:-

Malayalam Name:-

Mantis shrimps

Not evaluated


Dorsum base colour pale yellow, with black transverse bands. Carapace with three dark, broad, transverse bands intervened by narrower pale bands. Uropodal exopod with distal half of proximal segment and proximal two-thirds of distal segment black; outer, movable spines dark red. Uropodal endopod with distal two-thirds black. A2 scale with dark-brown outline. Pereopods with distal setae pink. Ocular scales triangular, erect, inclined anteriorly. A1 somite dorsal processes directed anteriorly. Rostral plate cordiform, broadest in advance of base; with median carina anteriorly, not flanked by grooves or carinae. Raptorial claw dactylus with 9–13 teeth (often fewer in very large females). Mandibular palp present. TS8 sternal keel produced as a posteriorly directed spine. Uropodal protopod usually with small spine anterior to endopod articulation.


Not recorded


Reported from Kerala coast (Bijukumar, 2012).


Intertidal sand and mud?ats and subtidal substrates to 30 m.


Lysiosquilla maculata var. tredecimdentata Holthuis, 1941


Ahyong, S. (2014). Lysiosquilla tredecimdentata Holthuis, 1941. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=409040 on 2015-02-19
Biju Kumar, A. 2012. ‘Kerala Theerathe Kadal Jeevikal’ (Marine Animals of Kerala coast- A Field Guide). Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 304 pp. (In Malayalam)

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