Maera, Leach, 1814

Krapp-Schickel, Traudl & Vader, Wim, 2009, On some Maerid genera (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Maeridae) collected by the Hourglass Cruises (Florida). Part 1: Genera Anamaera, Ceradocus, Clessidra gen. nov., Jerbarnia, Maera, Meximaera, with a key to world Ceradocus, Journal of Natural History 43 (33 - 34), pp. 2057-2086 : 2079

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930903091007

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Maera
status

 

Genus Maera Costa

Diagnostic characters

Eyes reniform. Accessory flagellum long. Maxillae only apically setose. Mx1 IP elongate, not triangular. Md palp art1 distally acutely lengthened. Md palp art2 longer than art3. Md art3 straight, not falcate. Cx1 anteriorly acutely lengthened. Gn1 carpus longer than propodus. Gn2 symmetrical, propodus with palmar corner, dactylus on outer margin densely setose. P dactyli simple. Peraeon and Pleon dorsally smooth. Ep3 posterior margin smooth, not serrated. U3 rami of similar length, truncate, beset with long robust setae. T deeply cleft, two tips distally on each lobe, beset with robust setae not longer than T length.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Maeridae