Ceratocumatidae

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Ceratocumatidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Cumacea
Family: Ceratocumatidae
Calman, 1905[1]
Genera

Ceratocuma
Cimmerius

Ceratocumatidae is a family of crustaceans of the order Cumacea. Ceratocumatidae have a small free telson. The endopods (interior branches) of the uropods are present on only one segment. Males have 5, 4 or 3 pairs of pleopods. All maxillipeds and some of the pereiopods bear exopods (outer branches). The gill apparatus has no supporting gill plates.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. T. Calman (1905). "The Cumacea of the Siboga Expedition". Uitkomsten op Zoologisch, Botanisch, Oceanographisch en Geologisch Gebied. 36: 1–23. 
  2. ^ WoRMS (2010). L. Watling & S. Gerken, eds. "Ceratocumatidae". World Cumacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 29, 2011.