Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Eurysquillidae Manning, 1977a: 22. --Ahyong, 2001: 17.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate with long, slender median spine, or without long, slender median spine; eyes cornea with 6 rows of ommatidia in midband or with 3 rows of ommatidia in midband, midband ommatidia hexagonal. 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, with 2 primary spines. Telson with distinct median carina, entirely covered with erect spines and spinules or without spines or spinules, with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender, without movable apices.

Generic composition. Coronidopsis Hansen, 1926; Eurysquilla Manning, 1963a; Eurysquilloides Manning, 1963a; Manningia Serène, 1962; Raysquilla Ahyong, 2000; Sinosquilla Liu & Wang, 1978.

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