Physical Characteristics

Body length 0.047-0.055 in (1.2-1.4 mm). Body slender, cylindrical, with inconspicuous boundary between prosome and urosome. Female antennules short, nine-segmented; male antennules geniculate on both sides. Antenna with three-segmented exopod. Mandible with well-developed biramous palp. First swimming legs modified, biramous with both rami prehensile and armed with array of apical claws. Legs 2-4 bira-mous, with three-segmented rami. Fifth legs with large endopodal lobe and single free exopodal segment in both sexes; bearing five setae in male.

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