Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Erythrosquillidae Manning & Bruce 1984: 332. --Ahyong, 2001: 14.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate 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 subquadrate, about as long as broad. Maxilliped 4 propodus subquadrate, about as long as broad. Maxillipeds 3 and 4 propodi ribbed "distally". Abdomen segments dorsoventrally depressed in cross-section. Uropod protopod forked. Telson with distinct median carina, without spines or spinules, with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender.

Generic composition. Erythrosquilla Manning & Bruce 1984.


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