Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 14 Issue 1

Pseudopythina subsinuata (Lischke) a commensal bivalve of Squilla nepa (Latricelle) and Sqiulla raphidea Fabricius

K. K. Appukuttan

Pseudopythina subsinuata (Llschke) an erycinacean bivalve is reported as a commensal of Squilla itepa (Latricelle) and Squilla raphidea Fabricius from Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar. This is the first report of an erycinacean bivalve commensal to a stomatopod from Indian waters. In the present note a brief description of the species with taxonomic details are given.

Date : 30-06-1972