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Cumacea taxon details

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiastylidae Bate, 1856

110380  (

marine, terrestrial
Cumacea (2005). Diastylidae Bate, 1856. In: Watling, L.; Gerken, S. (2017). World Cumacea database. Accessed at on 2018-01-20

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basis of record Watling, L. (2001). Cumacea, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 308-310 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Martin, J.W., & Davis, G.E. (2001). An updated classification of the recent Crustacea. Science Series, 39. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA (USA). 124 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology 
  • Telson present, usually of medium or large size, occasionally small, usually with 2 terminal setae, rarely with none.

  • Uropod inner ramus of 2 or 3, rarely 1 articles.

  • Male pleopods 2 pairs, rarely 0, without external process on inner ramus.

  • Number free thoracic somites never reduced.

  • Exopods on maxillipeds and the following combinations of pereopods: in the male, 1-4, rarely 1-2; in the female, 2 or 2 + 2 rudimentary, rarely 0 or absent from the third maxillipeds and present on pereopods 1-2.

  • Mandible usually naviculoid, with large section dorsal to molar, rarely truncate.

  • Branchial apparatus with narrow or broad gill plates.
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Feeding Type
deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface feeder [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]

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