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Myers and McGrath, 1979

Description:
Body moderately robust. Head with a spine-like rostrum reaching slightly beyond the lateral lobes. Antenna 1 less than half the body length, reaching little beyond the end of peduncle article 4 of antenna 2, flagellum up to about 7-articulate. Antenna 2 about three-quarters of the body length, flagellum 3-articulate, article 1 elongate, articles 2 and 3 small. Gnathopod 1 carpus with a large distoventral spine, propodus with three or four marginal spines, dactylus inner margin serrate. Gnathopod 2 basis robust, carpus triangular, much shorter than the propodus bearing a stout terminal spine on a slender posterior lobe, propodus subrectangular with five or six graduated posteromarginal spines, palm short and concave, less than half the length of the posterior margin, dactylus inner margin serrate. Uropod 1 outer ramus with about nine to twelve outer-marginal spines, inner ramus much shorter than the outer one with three to five inner marginal spines, outer margin of inner ramus deeply convex proximally. Uropod 2 outer ramus with two to four marginal spines. Uropod 3 peduncle broad distally with about three to six setae and one small spine, spine not greater than half the length of the ramus, ramus very small with one apical spine and four to seven setae.

Size:
Length about 5 to 8 mm.

Colour:
Whitish, sparsely pigmented with brown markings, inner dorsal margin of antenna 2 peduncle article 3 with a longitudinal brown stripe.

Habitat:
Depth range from 50 to 200 metres or more; on sand, inhabiting empty Dentalium shells or empty tubes of the polychaete Ditrupa .

Distribution:
North-East Atlantic; west Norway and Shetlands to Atlantic coast of Ireland and France.

Siphonoecetes striatus