Physical Characteristics

Body length up to 0.08 in (2.1 mm) for both sexes. Body gymnoplean; with posterolateral corners of prosome produced into spinous processes. Antennules long, 25-segmented in female; male antennule geniculate on right side only; antenna with eight-segmented exopod. Swimming legs 1-4 all bira-mous, with three-segmented rami; middle exopodal segment without spine on outer margin. Fifth legs biramous in female. Male fifth legs asymmetrical, right leg with claw for grasping female and left leg for transferring spermato-phore during mating.

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