Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Bathysquillidae Manning 1967: 238. --Ahyong, 2001: 9.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate with long, slender median spine, or without long, slender median spine; eyes cornea without midband of ommatidia. Antennae (antenna 2) protopod without anteriorly directed "dorsal" spine or articulated plate. Maxilliped 2 base of dactylus uninflated, dactylus with more than 3 large teeth. Maxilliped 3 propodus ovoid, longer than broad. Maxilliped 4 propodus ovoid, usually longer than broad, occasionally as long as broad. Maxillipeds 3 and 4 propodi not ribbed "distally". Abdomen segments dorsoventrally depressed in cross-section. Uropod protopod forked. Telson with distinct median carina, without spines or spinules, without intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender, all with movable apices.

Generic composition. Altosquilla Bruce, 1985; Bathysquilla Manning 1967b.

Cite this publication as: 'Ahyong, S.T. & J.K. Lowry (2001onwards). Stomatopoda: Families. Version 1: 1 September 2001.'.