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(Sars, 1882)

Description:
Body slender, smooth, without dorsal processes. Coxal plates elongate; plates 1-3 posterodistal angle with small tooth. Epimeral plate 3 posterodistal angle narrowly rounded. Head with short rostrum; eyes large, irregularly oval. Antenna 1 slender, almost as long as body, peduncle article 1 slightly longer than 2-3 combined, flagellum more than four times length of peduncle, multi-articulate. Antenna 2 much shorter than 1, peduncle article 5 little longer than 4, flagellum about twice length of peduncle. Gnathopods feeble, gnathopod 1 basis with anterior margin setose, merus rounded distally, carpus elongate with convex setose posterior lobe, propodus little longer than carpus, oval, palm delimited by 2-3 long spines, palmar margin setulose with small triangular tooth at mid-point. Gnathopod 2 little larger and longer than 1, basis only sparsely setose, merus acute distally, carpus with strongly setose posterior lobe, propodus much longer than carpus, narrowly oval, palm delimited by 2-3 long spines, palmar margin setulose with small mid-marginal tooth. Pereopods elongate, slender, weakly spinose. Pereopods 5-7 basis oval, posterior margin finely serrate. Uropod 3 outer ramus about half length of inner, both spinose. Telson distally rounded with pair of small apical setules.

Size:
Up to 8 mm.

Habitat:
Depth range from 20 to 285 metres.

Distribution:
North Atlantic, Greenland, Iceland, Faroes, Norway; North Sea.

Source: Lincoln, 1979.

Parapleustes assimilis