Megokris sedili

Scientific Name:-
Megokris sedili

Common Name:-
Malayan rough shrimp

Malayalam Name:-


Not evaluated


Body yellowish white, uropods dark brown, middle and margins white towards their tips, telson dark brown with yellow seate. Rostrum straight in male while upcurved in females. Post orbital spine small and distinct; large antennal spine; small hepatic spine carinated abdominal segments 3-6, carina of 6th segment ends in spine; minute ischial spine on the first pereiopod; deep median dorsal sulcus on telson. The hepatic sulcus extends back to the middle of the carapace and anteriorly curves obliquely down towards the pterygostomian angle, becoming broader and less defined. Cardiac plate has 32 spinules. The zyzocardiac ossicle has two principal teeth and two rows of 9 to 10 teeth. The petasma reaches the bases of the third pair of pereiopods. Its greatest width across the distolateral projections is equal to its length. The distolateral projections taper distally and curve slightly forwards. The distomedian projections curve ventrally enclosing the distal opening of the petasma.


Not recorded


Rare species in Kerala coast.


Coastal species, sandy and muddy bottom


Trachypeneus sedili Hall, 1961


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