Plesionika kensleyi, Chace, 1985

Ahamed, Ferdous, Cardoso, Irene A., Ahmed, Zoarder F., Hossain, Md. Y. & Ohtomi, Jun, 2017, An overview of the genus Plesionika Bate, 1888 (Decapoda, Caridea, Pandalidae) in Asian waters, Zootaxa 4221 (5), pp. 575-593: 584

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Plesionika kensleyi


P. kensleyi Chace, 1985 

Description. Rostrum not overreaching antennal scale, armed dorsally throughout length with 9–13 teeth, including 2–4 on carapace posterior to level of orbital margin, 2 or 3 posteriormost teeth with basal sutures but none with barbed tips, armed ventrally with 3–5 teeth in anterior half of rostrum; abdomen without posteromesial tooth or median dorsal carina on 3rd somite; eye subpyriform, maximum diameter about one-fourth carapace length, ocellus  prominent, only slightly constricted at juncture with cornea; 3rd maxilliped with epipod, penultimate segment 1.4–1.5 times as long as terminal segment; 2nd pereopods subequal with well-developed epipods, bearing 18–23 carpal articles ( Chace 1985).

Distribution. South China Sea and Philippines; at depths of 118–333 m ( Li 2006a).