Family Enoplometopidae - reef lobsters

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Malacostraca
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12
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : No
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Body tubular, distributed with tufts of long stiff hairs; carapace with well-developed rostrum; antennae long and thread-like, antennal scale with inner margin unarmed and curved; first pair of legs with large pincers, second to fifth pair of legs slender and ending in false pincers; abdominal pleura more or less rounded and sometimes ending in strong ventral tooth; tail fan entirely hardened, telson bearing movable spines and with posterior margin broadly convex. Nocturnal, secretive and of no interest to fisheries in the Eastern Central Atlantic (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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