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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Cumacea
Family: Nannastacidae
Spence Bate, 1866 [1]

Nannastacidae is a family of crustaceans belonging to the order Cumacea. They have no free telson. The endopods (interior branches) of the uropods are present on one segment. There are exopods (outer branches) on the maxillipeds and generally one on pereopods 1–4 in males and 1–2 in females. In the females the second antenna is much shorter than the first.[2] It contains the following genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b Les Watling & Daphne Cuvelier (2009). L. Watling & S. Gerken, eds. "Nannastacidae". World Cumacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ James K. Lowry & Helen E. Stoddart, ed. (2003). "Nannastacidae". Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Amphipoda, Cumacea, Mysidacea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Australia. 19. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 411–418. ISBN 9780643069022. 
  3. ^ Iorgu Petrescu & Richard W. Heard (2001). "Normjonesia danieli, a new genus and species of nannastacid cumacean (Malacostraca: Peracarida) from the Southwest Florida continental shelf". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 21 (2): 469–474. JSTOR 1549800. doi:10.1651/0278-0372(2001)021[0469:NDANGA]2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ Jordi Corbera (2004). "A new species of Scherocumella (Crustacea, Cumacea) from a coral lagoon of Lifou, New Caledonia" (PDF). Zoosystema. 26 (1): 65–71. 

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