Marine decapod crustacean. Long and crested rostrum, toothed at the top. Segmented body and perfect symmetry. Main antennas are very long. Under carapace are 13 pairs of appendages: the first two have sensory function (antennulas and antennas) and the following 3 food function (jaws, maxils and maxilla), 3 buccal appendages denominated maxilipeds, 2 pairs for defense and predation, and 3 pairs for locomotion. Practically transparent body, with reddish brown oblique longitudinal grooves in the carapace, and legs with dots and reddish rings. Maximum length 11 cm.
- Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
- Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
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