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Czerniavsky, 1882

First pereopod without exopod. Carpopropodus of endopods of 3rd to 8th pereopods not joined. Female with 7 pairs of oostegites. No statocyst on endopod of uropods. Includes 4 genera and about 28 species.

Most species are bathypelagic or epibenthic at considerable depths.
Only one species has been recorded from the South Atlantic.

Genus treated:

Genus Hansenomysis

Family Petalophthalmidae