Leptocheliidae

Belongs within: Tanaidacea. The Leptocheliidae are a family of tanaidaceans characterised by a relatively high number of articles in the uropod endopod (Larsen & Wilson 2002). Characters (from Larsen & Wilson 2002): Female with medium body calcification. No plates in carapace. Eyes present (except in Mesotanais). Pereonite 1 not reduced. Pleon with five free pleonites,… Continue reading Leptocheliidae

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Tanaidacea

Belongs within: Eumalacostraca.Contains: Leptocheliidae, Nototanaididae, Anarthrurinae, Pseudotanaididae, Colletteidae. The Tanaidacea are a group of burrowing aquatic crustaceans with the second thoracopods formed into a pair of large chelae. The cephalothorax is formed from the head and two thoracic segments with the carapace fused dorsally to both those segments (Ax 1999). Most tanaidaceans are less than… Continue reading Tanaidacea

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