Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Family EURYSQUILLIDAE Manning, 1977

Compiler and date details

May 2012 - Peter Davie, Queensland Museum, Brisbane



This family comprises six described genera: Coronidopsis Hansen, 1926, Eurysquilla Manning, 1963, Eurysquilloides Manning, 1963, Manningia Serène, 1962, Raysquilla Ahyong, 2000, and Sinosquilla Liu & Wang, 1978, all of which are 'spearers'. All but Eurysquilla are recorded from Australia. Ahyong (2001) provided keys for identification.



Cornea with two or six rows of hexagonal ommatidia in the midband. Maxillipeds 3 and 4 with propodi ovate, not ribbed or beaded ventrally; body depressed, loosely articulated or compact. Raptorial claw with ischiomeral articulation terminal, dactylus with four or more teeth, uninflated basally. Telson with distinct median carina; submedian teeth with movable apices; at most with two intermediate denticles, outermost arising ventrally. Uropodal protopod with two primary spines; articulation of exopod segments terminal.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
30-May-2012 30-May-2012 MOVED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)