Physical Characteristics

Living specimens are bright red in color. The total size of an adult specimen from the anterior margin of the carapace to the distal end of telson ranges from 0.16 to 0.21 in (4.12-5.49 mm). General form robust. Carapace short, emarginate posteriorly, thoracic somites 6 and 7 exposed dorsally; anterior margin forming a broad angle rostrum; cervical groove present. Eyes large, globular, slightly broader than the eyestalk, extended laterally beyond the limits of the carapace; cornea pigment black. Antennal scale lanceolate, narrow, about 5.5 times as long as broad in the broadest part; outer margin straight or slightly curved outward; the proximal 1/5 of its length naked (without a spine or a tooth). Telson short; lateral margins converging distally, armed with 8-11 spines; width at distal end less than half the broadest part; telson cleft for about 1/5 of its length, cleft armed with 20-30 small teeth; apical lobes with a long, strong spine in the distal end.

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