Gonodactylaceus falcatus

Scientific Name:-
Gonodactylaceus falcatus

Common Name:-

Malayalam Name:-

Mantis shrimps

Not evaluated. Photo Courtesy: Sreelatha, A. (1989)


Body mottled green, with body segments outlined posteriorly and carinae of sixth abdominal somite and telson outlined with dark green; dactylus of claw bright pink, propodus with deep blue distal spot, merus with reddish distal dorsal pit, proximal edge of pit with black spot. Rostral plate with anterolateral angles acute, sharp, but not spinous; eye-scales of moderate size, broader than high but not expanded laterally; body slender, carinae of sixth abdominal somite sharp, apices usually spined; telson usually longer than broad, width occasionally subequal to length; median carina of telson usually sharp, apex spined, accessory median carinae sharp distally, converging under apex of median carina to form anchor; anterior submedian carinae sharp, apex acute but not always spinous; anterior surface of telson with noticeable tubercle under intermediate spine of sixth abdominal somite; submedian and intermediate marginal teeth of telson sharp, slender, with sharp dorsal carinae; lateral teeth of telson small but distinct; inner margin of inner branch of uropod evenly convex.


Not recorded.


Reported from Kerala coast by Sreelatha (1989) from Kerala coast.




Gonodactylaceus gravieri Manning, 1995; Gonodactylus chiragra var. mutatus Lanchester, 1903; Gonodactylus falcatus (Forskål, 1775); Gonodactylus glaber var. rotundus Borradaile, 1907; Gonodactylus insularis Manning & Reaka, 1982; Gonodactylus mutatus Lanchester, 1903; Gonodactylus siamensis Manning & Reaka, 1981; Gonodactylus takedai Moosa, 1989


Ahyong, S. (2014). Gonodactylaceus falcatus. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=394941 on 2015-02-22
Sreelatha, A. 1989. Studies on Stomatopods (Crustacea) of the South- West Coast of India, Ph. D Thesis, University of Kerala.

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