Carapace pubescent. Rostrum with 7-8 teeth, excluding epigastric, on upper margin. Cervical, hepatic, orbito-antennal grooves ill defined. Orbital, antennal, hepatic and pterygostomian spines well developed. Crest of third abdominal segment grooved. Telson with one pair of immovable spines and three pairs of movable spines. Basial spines on first, second walking legs, ischial spine on first walking leg only. Petasma asymmetrical. Thelycum with submedian teeth of transversal plate more prominent than lateral teeth.
body cream, irregularly mottled with orange-red. Uropods distally orange-red.
common size :
(max.) CL 2 cm, TL 8.4 cm.
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis consobrina lacks stridulating ridge laterally near posterior margin of carapace.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY
sandy-mud bottoms, 10-68 m.