Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Coronididae Manning, 1980: 367. --Ahyong, 2001: 127.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate without long, slender median spine; eyes cornea with 6 rows of ommatidia in midband, midband ommatidia hexagonal. Antennae (antenna 2) protopod with anteriorly directed "dorsal" spine, or without anteriorly directed "dorsal" spine or articulated plate. Maxilliped 2 base of dactylus uninflated or strongly inflated, dactylus with 4 or more teeth. Maxilliped 3 propodus subquadrate, about as long as broad. Maxilliped 4 propodus subquadrate, about as long as broad. Maxillipeds 3 and 4 propodi ribbed "distally", or not ribbed "distally". Abdomen segments dorsoventrally depressed in cross-section. Uropod protopod forked. Telson without distinct median carina, entirely covered with erect spines and spinules or without spines or spinules, with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles or without intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender, without movable apices.

Generic composition. Acordion Adkison, Heard & Hopkins, 1938; Coronida Brooks, 1886; Paracoridon Moosa, 1991; Neocoronida Manning, 1976a; Mortensenenus Manning, 1990.

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