Family Squillidae - squillid mantis shrimps

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Malacostraca
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44
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Author: Latreille, 1802 (Ref. 3099). Body with longitudinal carinae or ridges; telson with distinct median longitudinal carina; eyes T-shaped, with bilobed cornea; raptorial claw large and slender; opposable margin of propodus of claw lines with low, blunt pectinations; posterior angles of carapace rounded, convex, rather than excavate. Three species of Squillidae occurring in the area are large enough to be of potential interest to fisheries (Ref. 104502).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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