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Norman, 1867

Body slender and elongated. Carapace compressed laterally and with a mid-dorsal carina. Pseudorostrum prominent. First pereion somite free from carapace. Pereiopod 2 with the basis and ischium fused. Endopod of uropod with two segments, the distal usually the longer.
Carapace in both sexes with the mid-dorsal crest bearing 8-20 teeth, starting just behind the eyelobe and continuing in diminishing size to near the hind end. The pseudorostrum is very long. Antenna 1 with two aesthetascs. The sternite of pereionite 2 in the adult male is armed with three tubercles, each with a bifid extremity, of which the median is usually the largest. There are no spurs on the bases of pereiopods 2. Pleonite 6 has four setae at its hind end.
No free telson.

Length up to 12 mm.

Found on muddy sand, normally in somewhat deeper water.

Depth range
Down from 30-150 m.

Distribution in the North Sea
Occurs possibly in the northern North Sea.

World distribution
Recorded from the Shetland Islands, the Irish Sea, south-west Ireland, and from the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean.

[After Jones, 1976]

Iphinoe serrata