Physical Characteristics

Body length 0.039-0.059 in (1-1.5 mm) for female, 0.029-0.039 in (0.75-1 mm) for male. Body cyclopiform, ovoid prosome extended into pointed rostrum frontally; slender uro-some nearly as long as prosome. Female antennule with very long setae; male antennules geniculate on both sides. Antenna with exopod represented by two setae on outer margin. Mandible with two spinulate setae on distal margin of basis; maxilliped well developed. Legs 1-4 biramous, with three-segmented rami; outer basal setae long, plumose. Fifth leg reduced to outer basal seta as well as long plumose seta representing exopod.

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