Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Indosquillidae Manning, 1995: 28. --Ahyong, 2001: 14.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate with 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; abdominal segment 5 with large posteromedian spine. Uropod protopod forked; with diaeresis. Telson with distinct median carina, without spines or spinules, without intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender, all with movable apices.

Generic composition. Indosquilla Manning, 1995.

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