Stomatopoda: Families

S.T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry


Tetrasquillidae Manning & Camp, 1993: 88. --Ahyong, 2001: 168.

Heterosquillidae Manning, 1995: 123.

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 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, without spines or spinules, with 4 or more intermediate denticles or with fewer than 4 intermediate denticles, primary teeth distinct, slender.

Generic composition. Acaenosquilla Manning, 1991; Allosquilla Manning, 1977a; Heterosquilla Manning, 1966; Heterosquilloides Manning, 1966; Heterosquillopsis Moosa, 1991; Kasim Manning, 1995; Tectasquilla Adkinson & Hopkins, 1984; Tetrasquilla Manning & Chase, 1990.

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