Thymopsis nilenta

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Thymopsis nilenta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Nephropidae
Genus: Thymopsis
Holthuis, 1974
Species: T. nilenta
Binomial name
Thymopsis nilenta
Holthuis, 1974

Thymopsis nilenta is a species of lobster, and the only species in the genus Thymopsis. It is found around the Falkland Islands and South Georgia at depths of 1,976–3,040 metres (6,483–9,974 ft).[2] It reaches a total length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in), of which the carapace is about 5–6 cm (2.0–2.4 in).[2] It is known from a total of four specimens collected from two localities.[2]


  1. ^ R. Wahle (2011). "Thymopsis nilenta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Lipke B. Holthuis (1991). "Thymopsis nilenta". Marine Lobsters of the World. FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 13. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Food and Agriculture Organization. pp. 49–50. ISBN 92-5-103027-8.