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(Stebbing, 1891)

Description:
Body length 2-2.5 mm. Cephalothorax narrowing anteriorly. Eyes absent. Antenna 1 four-articled in female, with first article longer than the combined length of the other articles, fourth article extremely small. Male antenna 1 six-articled.
Cheliped large; in the female the distal tip of the dactylus rests between the propodal unguis and two tooth-like tubercles. In the male the propodus is greatly expanded distally and the dactylus is long.
Pleopods well developed.
Pleotelson terminally pointed in male.
Uropods well developed, both rami two-articled, exopodite about half the length of the endopodite.

Habitat:
This species is often found burrowing in the top layers of intertidal and sublittoral sands.

Distribution:
It has been recorded from the east and west coasts of Scotland and England, the south and south-west coasts of England, Shetland, the Channel Islands, the coasts of Denmark, the Netherlands, Brittany and Normandy.

Tanaissus lilljeborgi