Upogebia (Upogebia) heterocheir   Kemp  (Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

Rostrum large with round apex, surpassing the eyes by half of its length; antennular peduncle extends a little beyond rostrum.
Third maxillipeds with a rudimentary epipod. First pereopods subchelate in males but monodactylous in females, carpus much widened distally and more than half the length of merus, propodus longer than merus. In females, a small subterminal spine on the under margin of propodus; in males this spine much enlarged forming a subchela with the dactylus. In the fifth pereopods, the propodus projects a little beyond the articulation of the dectylus giving a rudimentary subchelate appearance.
The sixth abdominal somite is the longest, almost one and half times the length of the second. Telson slightly broader than long, apex noticeably emarginate.

Synonym (s)
Upogebia (Upogebia) heterocheir Kemp 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 28/09/1985)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 29/11/1985)
• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 17/12/1985) (Depth: 2.2 mts)
• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 16/06/1986)
• Orissa, Bhasra Munda INDIA (Record: 29/11/1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Reddy, KN (1995) Crustacea: Decapoda Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 367-389 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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