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Sars, 1894

Description:
Urosome segment 1 dorsal margin with 3 small teeth, segment 2 with 4 teeth each with long seta, segment 3 only with pair of long setae. Coxal plates small. Epimeral plate 3 posterodistal angle usually with large tooth, but may be quite small. Head with lateral lobes very prominent, rounded, separated from post-antennal angle by narrow cleft; eyes moderately large, rounded. Antenna 1 shorter than peduncle of 2, flagellum equal to length of peduncle; accessory flagellum very small, 2-articulate. Antenna 2 peduncle elongate, article 3 with apical tooth. Gnathopod 1 simple, densely setose, propodus shorter than carpus, dactylus small. Male gnathopod 2 basis robust and angular, carpus small, propodus very large, suboval, posterior margin concave and densely fringed with long setae, palm submarginal with median tooth and proximal spine, also with 2 or 3 distal tubercles and rounded process close to base of dactylus, dactylus curved and shorter than palm, closing along propodal margin. Female gnathopod 2 similar to 1 except slightly larger. Pereiopods 5 to 7 elongate, slender. Uropod 3 elongate, rami about equal, lanceolate, spinose. Telson deeply cleft, lobes divergent, apically spinose.

Size:
Up to 10 mm.

Colour:
Pale yellow mottled with red.

Habitat:
Depth range from 10 to 90 metres.

Distribution:
North East Atlantic; European coasts from northern Norway to the atlantic coast of France.

Cheirocratus intermedius