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Bacescu, 1950

Very similar to Pseudocuma longicornis but male antenna 1 has a brush of aesthetascs on the distal segment of the peduncle and the flagellum of antenna 2 does not reach beyond the end of the pereion, while there are only five to seven spines on the endopod of the uropod.

Length up to 3 mm.


Depth range
Down to about m.

Distribution in the North Sea
Recorded from the coast of Belgium and from Liverpool Bay in shallow water. It seems possible that this is a neotenous form of the male of Pseudocuma longicornis but further study is required.

World distribution
NW Europe.

[After Jones, 1976]

Pseudocuma gilsoni