Physical Characteristics

Body length 0.039-0.045 in (1-1.15 mm) for female and 0.039-0.053 in (1-1.35 mm) for male. Body gymnoplean comprising broad, somewhat triangular prosome and short, slender urosome of three segments ending in elongate caudal rami, about nine times longer than wide. Antennules long, 24-seg-mented in female; male antennule geniculate on right side only. Swimming legs 1-4 all biramous, with three-segmented exopods and two-segmented endopods; fifth legs of female uni-ramous and three-segmented. Male fifth legs asymmetrical, specialized for grasping female and transferring spermatophore during mating.

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