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 Body not vaulted, widest at pereonite 5, usually twisted to one side. Cephalon with rostrum folded back, anterior margin rounded. Antennae widely separated, antennula longer and more stout than antenna. Eyes distinct. Maxilliped article 3 with 3–5 recurved robust setae; without oostegite lobe. Maxilla mesial lobe partly fused to lateral lobe. Maxillula simple. Pereonite 1 anterolateral angles slightly extended around cephalon. Pleon subequal to pereon. Pleonite 1 partly concealed by pereonite 7. Coxae 5–7 dorsally visible, projecting posteriorly past respective somite; large, and rounded, reniform. Brood pouch formed from coxae 2–4 and 6. Pereopods without carina, never enlarged or with protrusions. Pleopods simple, without setae. Pleopods 3–5 with lamellar proximomedial lobe, frequently with peduncle lobe. Uropod peduncle without retinaculae, exopod longer than endopod.


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© Kerry A. Hadfield, Paul C. Sikkel, Nico J. Smit

Source: ZooKeys

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