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 (modified from Baba et al. 2009) Carapace as long as wide; dorsal surface covered with spinules, indistinct transverse striae; posterior margin with some spines; rostrum short, basally subtriangular, distally ending in spine; supraocular spines small, clearly not reaching midlength of rostrum and falling short the end of the corneae; margin between rostral and supraocular spines straight or slightly concave; anterolateral spines well developed at front near anterolateral angles, reaching the level between rostrum and supraocular spines; lateral margins with some spines. Eyes large, maximum corneal diameter about one-third distance between anterolateral spines. Lateral margin of antennular article 1 with distal slender portion about half as long as proximal inflated portion, with 2 distal small spines. Antennal peduncle with anterior prolongation of article 1 spiniform; article 2 with distomesial spine never reaching end of anterior prolongation of article 1. P1–P4 long and slender, squamate; P2–P4 dactyli slender, curved and unarmed on flexor margin. Male gonopods only present on the second abdominal somite. 


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