Physical Description

Diagnostic Description


  • Telson present, small.
  • Uropod inner ramus uniarticulate.
  • Male pleopods 5, 4, or 3 pairs, with external process on inner ramus.
  • Number free thoracic somites never reduced.
  • Exopods on maxillipeds and the following combinations of pereopods: in the male, 1-4, rarely 1-3 or 1-2; in the female, 1,or 1-3, with some females showing 1 + 3 rudimentary early in development.
  • Mandible with large section dorsal to molar.
  • Branchial apparatus without gill plate or supports.
translation missing: en.license_cc_by_4_0


Source: World Register of Marine Species


Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5



Ceratocumatidae is a family of crustaceans of the order Cumacea. Ceratocumatidae have a small free telson. The endopods (interior branches) of the uropods are present on only one segment. Males have 5, 4 or 3 pairs of pleopods. All maxillipeds and some of the pereiopods bear exopods (outer branches). The gill apparatus has no supporting gill plates.[2]


  1. ^ W. T. Calman (1905). "The Cumacea of the Siboga Expedition". Uitkomsten op Zoologisch, Botanisch, Oceanographisch en Geologisch Gebied 36: 1–23.
  2. ^ WoRMS (2010). "Ceratocumatidae". In L. Watling & S. Gerken. World Cumacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia


Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!