Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Lysiosquillidae Giesbrecht, 1910: 148. -- Manning, 1968b: 109. --Ahyong, 128.

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, 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 without distinct median carina, partially covered with erect spines and spinules or without spines or spinules, with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth fused into margin (appearing as short projections), without movable apices or submedian primary teeth with movable apices.

Generic composition. Lysiosquilla Dana, 1852; Lysiosquillina Manning, 1995; Lysiosquilloides Manning, 1997a.

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