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Introduction

This Idiosepiidae contains the smallest species within the Decapoda. Males in some species mature at lengths of 6 mm ML and females at 8 mm ML (Nesis, 1982/7). These cephalopods are elongate but have a rounded posterior mantle and separate fins. A unique attachment organ is present on the dorsal surface of the mantle which is used for attaching the animal to seaweed. They are found in shallow water in the Indo-West Pacific.

Brief diagnosis:

A decapodiform ...

  • with an adhesive organ on the dorsal surface of the mantle.

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