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(Montagu, 1804)

Description
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.

Size
Length up to 7 mm.

Ecology
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.

[After Jones, 1976]

Bodotria scorpioides