Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Nannosquillidae Manning, 1980: 368. --Ahyong, 2001: 142.

Diagnosis. Head rostral plate with long, slender median spine, or 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; endopod "dorsal" margin with proximal margin strongly folded over. Telson without distinct median carina, partially covered with erect spines and spinules or without spines or spinules, with 4 or more intermediate denticles or with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender.

Generic composition. Acanthosquilla Manning, 1963c; Alachosquilla Schotte & Manning, 1993; Austrosquilla Manning, 1966; Bigelowina Manning, Schotte & Manning, 1993; Coronis Desmarest, 1823; Hadrosquilla Manning, 1966; Keppelius Manning, 1978c; Mexisquilla Manning & Camp, 1981; Nannosquilla Manning, 1963b; Nannosquilloides Manning, 1977a; Platysquilla Manning, 1967b; Platysquilloides Manning & Camp, 1981; Pullosquilla Manning, 1968c.

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