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Alcock, 1901

Rostrum without lateral teeth. Strong post-supraorbital spine behind supraorbital spine. Abdominal somites three to six with median dorsal carina. Anterior margin of pleura of second abdominal somite without spines. Telson without medio-dorsal spine.

Type locality: "Investigator" Station 177, "Arabian Sea, north of the Laccadives 636 fathoms" [= 13°47'49"N 73°7'E, 1163 m, green mud). Type material, ZSI, no. 3892/10; 2 specimens preserved inalcohol, condition poor, probably are types.

Geographical Distribution:
Indo-West Pacific region: Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Philippines and Indonesia.

Habitat and Biology:
Deep sea from 580 to 1160 m, bottom mud or sandy mud.

Total length about 6 cm.

Interest to Fisheries:
So far none. The species has been rarely caught, while also the fact that it is rather small and lives in the deep sea makes its commercial value less likely.

Gladiator lobsterette (Nephropsis ensirostris)