Anaspidacea: Families

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman

Psammaspididae Schminke

Psammaspididae Schminke, 1974: 177.

Diagnosis. Eyes absent. Antenna 2 exopod absent. Maxilliped with 7 articles. Pleopods 3-5 uniramous; exopod reduced or vestigial. Uropod bi-segmented; with robust setae. Telson distally rounded; with fringe of robust setae; not forming caudal fan with uropods.

Genera/species composition. Eucrenonaspides Knott & Lake, 1980 contains one species: E. oinotheke Knott & Lake, 1980.

Psammaspides Schminke, 1974 contains one species: P. williamsi Schminke, 1974.

Habitat. Freshwater, or stygobiontic, or phreatic.

Distribution. Australia: New South Wales; Tasmania.


Psammaspididae


Cite this publication as: 'Lowry, J.K. & M. Yerman (2002 onwards). Anaspidacea: Families. Version: 2 October 2002. http://crustacea.net'.