Sphyrapidae Gutu, 1980
Sphyrapidae Gutu, 1980b: 393.
shape semicylindrical, dorsoventrally flattened.
lobes only without visual elements
(antenna 1) biramous.
(antenna 2), with more than 6 articles; squama reduced, or absent.
well developed, functional in both sexes.
palp present or absent, comprised of three articles;
on both right and left mandible
; setal row present; molar broad.
with one pair of lobes, articulated.
(maxilla 1), with two endites; palp biarticulated, palp with more than two setae.
(maxilla 2) well developed.
, coxa present; basis not fused; endites not fused, narrower than basis.
large, reniform, with two unevenly sized articles.
not reduced, at least three times wider than pereopod basis diameter.
, attachment directly to ventral cephalothorax surface; exopod present; carpus with few or no long plumose setae.
Pereopods 1 to 3
, coxae present.
, without plumose setae on distal articles; coxa not extended into acute spine; ischium present; dactylus short, curved.
as long as pereopods 5 and 6, dactylus not reduced.
Pereopods 4 to 6
, coxa present; dactylus and terminal seta not fused.
formed by four pairs of oostegites.
with five developed pleonites.
biramous; male pleopods well developed; female pleopods well developed.
present; protopod without curved spiniform process; endopod with more than six articles; exopod with more than two articles.
Norman & Stebbing, 1886;
Cite this publication as: 'Larsen, K. (2002 onwards). Tanaidacea: Families. Version 1: 2 October 2002.