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Robertson, 1892

Description:
Coxal plate 1 prolonged anteriorly, margin truncated; plate 2 broader than long in male, anterior margin produced strongly forwards overlapping plate 1; plates 2-4 with distal margin rounded. Epimeral plate 3 posterodistal angle with prominent upcurved tooth. Eyes large, irregularly rounded, deep red in colour. Antenna 1 peduncle articles 1 and 2 subequal length, flagellum up to about 10-articulate. Antenna 2 shorter than 1, peduncle article 4 longer than 5, flagellum about 7-articulate; antenna I and 2 peduncle longer and more robust in male than female. Gnathopod 1 carpal process quite broad, inner distal margin toothed , apex sharply up-turned, propodus with inner margin smooth, setulose, dactylus short, only about one-quarter length of propodus. Gnathopod 2 carpus with densely setose posterior lobe, apex toothed, propodus very large and robust, elongate-oval, palm weakly crenulate distally, posterior margin weakly concave, dactylus long and robust. Gnathopod 2 smaller in female than male with palm more or less smooth. Pereopods moderately robust. Telson about twice as long as broad, apex narrowly rounded with pair of small setules.

Size:
Up to 7 mm.

Colour:
Whitish, yellowish green dorsally.

Habitat:
Depth range from 0 to 60 metres, usually on sand or mud; locally numerous or even very common.

Distribution:
Atlantic coast of Europe; North Sea; from Scotland to the Mediterranean.

Source: Lincoln, 1979.

Leucothoe incisa