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(Bate, 1862)

Coxal plates 1 and 2 acutely produced anteriorly; epimeral plates 1 to 3 setose. Head with a short rostrum, lateral lobes angular; eyes small, rounded. Antennae strongly setose; antenna 1 peduncle article 2 longer than article 1, both with slender ventral spines, flagellum up to 15-articulate; accessory flagellum 2-articulate. Antenna 2 peduncle articles 3 and 4 with slender ventral spines, peduncle very robust in male, flagellum equal to the length of the peduncle article 5, about 10-articulate. Female gnathopod 1 basis short, broad, robust, narrow proximally; carpus short, propodus large and robust, oval, palm strongly oblique, convex, delimited by a large truncated process and one or two stout spines, dactylus setose with the inner margin toothed. Male gnathopod 1 generally similar to the female one, less densely setose, palmar margin with two rounded tubercles, delimited by a slender rounded proximal process. Gnathopod 2 slender, propodus a little longer than the carpus, both strongly setose, palm transverse, setose with a dense group of fine spinules; in male palmar margin straight or slightly concave; in female margin distinctly concave. Pereiopods 3 to 7 slender, basis narrow; pereiopods 5 to 7 with long plumose setae. Uropods 1 and 2 robust, spinose; uropod 3 peduncle inner distal angle expanded with a small apical spine and one or two setae, ramus very small with one or two apical spines and three to five long setae. Telson rounded with a pair of small dorsolateral setules.

Up to about 10 mm.

Yellowish, with orange markings.

Depth range from 40 to 200 metres.

Atlantic coasts of France, English Channel and North Sea.

Unciola crenatipalma