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(Montagu, 1804)

The first pereionite not visible from above, the second long. Only the first pereiopods bearing exopodites in either sex. Pereiopod 2 with the basis and ischium not distinctly separated.
Carapace with a longitudinal median carinae and a pair of lateral carinea continued to the end of pereionite 5 and visible on the first five pleonites, especially in the male. The endopod of the uropod has two segments, the distal much the shorter.
No free telson.

Up to 7 mm.

Generally inhabits rather coarser sand than Bodotria scorpioides.

Depth range:
Down to about 100 m depth, usually much less.

Distribution in the North Sea:
Southern and northern North Sea, Skagerrak.

World distribution:
NW Europe, from Norway to France, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, W Africa.

Bodotria scorpioides