Pseudocumatidae

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Pseudocumatidae
Pseudocuma longicorne.jpg
Pseudocuma longicorne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Cumacea
Family: Pseudocumatidae
G. O. Sars, 1878 [1]
Genera [2]

Pseudocumatidae are a family of crustaceans of the order Cumacea.

Anatomy[edit]

Pseudocumatidae have a small, free telson. The uropods bear endopods (interior branch) on one segment. The males have two pairs of rather rudimentary pleopods and the flagella of the second antenna reach far beyond the pereon. In females the second antenna much is smaller than the first antenna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. O. Sars (1878). Nye bidrag til kundskaben om Middelhavets Invertebratfauna. II. Middelhavets Cumaceer. Arch. Math. Naturv. 3: 416-512, pls 1-18
  2. ^ Les Watling (2011). "Pseudocumatidae". In Les Watling. World Cumacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 

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