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(Lilljeborg, 1852)

Urosome segment 1 dorsal margin with 3 small teeth, segment 2 with 4 teeth each with long seta, segment 3 only with pair of setae. Coxal plates small. Epimeral plate 3 distal angle with small tooth. Head with lateral lobes very prominent, rounded, separated from post-antennal angle by narrow cleft; eyes moderately large, rounded. Antenna 1 shorter than peduncle of 2, peduncle article 1 distal angle with small tooth; accessory flagellum very small, 2-articulate. Antenna 2 peduncle slender, article 3 with apical tooth. Gnathopod 1 simple, setose, propodus equal to, or little shorter than, carpus, dactylus small. Male gnathopod 2 robustly subchelate, carpus short, propodus large, subrectangular, palm oblique and complexly sculptured, delimited by large tooth and spine. Palmar margin with 2 median teeth and large truncated process close to base of dactylus, dactylus very robust and strongly curved. Female gnathopod 2 slightly larger than 1, but similar. Pereiopods 5 to 7 large and robust; pereiopod 7 with merus, carpus and propodus rather flattened, dactylus very small. Uropod 3 rami lanceolate, spinose, about twice length of peduncle. Telson short and broad, deeply cleft, lobes divergent, each apically truncated with small group of spines.

Up to 13 mm.

Pale yellow speckled with red.

Depth range from 10 to 60 metres.

North East Atlantic; European coasts from the Kattegat to the Mediterranean.

Cheirocratus assimilis