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Sars, 1893

Description:
Body very tumid, robust, rugose; anterior pereion arched; posterior pereion and pleon carinate; pereion segments 5 and 6 and pleon segments 1 to 3 each with blunt dorsal keel, dorsolateral ridges slight and without tooth on posterior margin; pleon segment 4 with distinct mid-dorsal notch and rounded keel. Coxal plates 1 to 3 narrow, apices rather blunt; plates 4 and 5 large but with processes less acute than in Epimeria cornigera ; plate 6 with pronounced posterior process. Epimeral plate 3 with 2 weakly developed teeth on posterior margin. Head, rostrum elongate, almost straight; eyes very large, prominent. Antenna 1 peduncle article 1 much longer than 2 and 3 combined, flagellum multi-articulate. Antenna 2 much longer than 1, flagellum multiarticulate. Pereiopods generally similar to cornigera; pereiopod 7 basis with posterodistal angle quadrate or rounded. Uropods 1 to 3 rami lanceolate. Telson about as long as wide, apex notched.

Size:
Up to about 16 mm.

Colour:
White with a red tinge.

Habitat:
Depth range from 200 to 400 metres.

Distribution:
North East Atlantic; west coast of Norway, Scotland.

Epimeria tuberculata