First report of the Green Mantis Shrimp Gonodactylellus viridian (Serene, 1954) (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) from seagrass habitat of the South Andaman coast, India

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R. Jayabarathi
I. Anandavelu
G. Padmavati


A single specimen of Green Mantis Shrimp Gonodactylellus viridis (Stomatopoda: Gonodactylidae) was collected from the intertidal seagrass habitats of the South Andaman Islands. The species is reported for the first time from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Available literature revealed that the stomatopod fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in the least studied group. Characteristic features of the family and the species are given in detail.

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