Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Gonodactylidae Giesbrecht, 1910: 148. --Manning, 1968b: 137. --Ahyong, 2001: 33.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate with long, slender median spine; eyes cornea with 6 rows of ommatidia in midband, midband ommatidia quadrate. Antennae (antenna 2) protopod with anteriorly directed "dorsal" spine. Maxilliped 2 ischiomeral articulation subterminal; base of dactylus strongly inflated, dactylus with 1 large tooth. 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 subcylindrical in cross-section. Uropod protopod forked; distal article articulating subterminally. Telson with distinct median carina, partially covered with erect spines and spinules or without spines or spinules, with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender.

Generic composition. Gonodactylaceus Manning, 1995; Gonodactylellus Manning, 1995; Gonodactyloideus Manning, 1984a; Gonodactylolus Manning, 1970; Gonodactylopsis Manning, 1969; Gonodactylus Berthold, 1827; Hoplosquilla Holthuis, 1964; Hoplosquilloides Manning, 1978c; Neogonodactylus Manning, 1995.

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