Family Galatheidae - squat lobsters

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Malacostraca
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690
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Ref..   De Grave, S., N. Dean Pentcheff, S.T. Ahyong, T.-Y. Chan, K.A. Crandall, P.C. Dworschak, D.L. Felder, R.M. Feldmann, C.H.J.M. Fransen, L.Y.D. Goulding, R. Lemaitre, M.E.Y. Low, J.W. Martin, P.K.L. Ng, C.E. Schweitzer and S.H. … Tan 2009
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Also Ref. 8774. Body elongate when abdomen unfolded, looking like a small lobster. Rostrum well developed, subtriangular or spiniform, extending beyond eyes. Eyestalk consists of 3 articulating segments. Antennal peduncle with 4 segments. First legs elongate, symmetrical, with well developed pincers; second to fourth legs with normal dactylus, not strongly recurved or flattened. Abdomen well developed, symmetrical, clearly divided into segments. Uropods well developed; telson subdivided in two or more plates. All members of the Galatheidae are marine, occurring in shallow coastal waters to the deep sea. Most species are benthic. Three genera are present in the area: Galathea, Munidopsis and Munida. One species of Munida (M. rutllanti) has potential for fisheries as it is of reasonable size and can be caught in large quantities (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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