Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Links to other Web sites

Stebbing, 1906

Head with short downturned rostrum reaching beyond mid-point of peduncle article 1 of antenna 1; eyes moderately large, oval. Antennae setose; Female antenna 1 peduncle article 1 as long as, or little longer than, article 2, flagellum about 7-articulate. Male antenna 1 peduncle articles decreasing in length from 1 to 3, flagellum article 1 equal to length of 2-3 combined. Female antenna 2 equal to length of 1 or little longer, peduncle articles 4-5 subequal, flagellum about 7-articulate. Male antenna 2 flagellum very slender, as long as body. Gnathopod 1 carpal lobe elongate, slender, with large apical spine, propodus oval, palm with about 6 rounded marginal teeth and several smaller intermediate teeth, distal margin minutely serrate or toothed. Gnathopod 2 propodus very long and slender, carpal lobe reaching just beyond end of propodal process, inner margin of propodal process crenulate distally and finely toothed proximally. Pereopods 3-4 densely setose, dactylus minute. Pereopods 5-6 dactylus moderately large. Pereopod 7 very long, spinose. Uropods long and slender, rami with margins minutely toothed. Telson with apex entire, rounded.

Up to 5 mm.

Yellowish with broad band of brown on pereon segments 5-6 and pleon segments 3 and 6.

Depth range from 10 to 140 metres.

Mediterranean; Atlantic coast of Europe; English Channel; not widely recorded, and probably confused with haplocheles

Source: Lincoln, 1979.

Synchelidium maculatum