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Species Leptochelia rapax

Leptochelia rapax - male Leptochelia rapax - male Leptochelia rapax - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Tanaidacea
Family Leptocheliidae
Genus Leptochelia
Species rapax (Leptochelia rapax)
Identification
Among southern New England Tanaidacea, males of this species can be distinguished from Leptochelia savigny "by the elongate and slender first antennae and the much more slender and elongate carpus and propodus of the chelate first gnathopods." Females differ in the number of joints (five, as opposed to six in L. savigny) of the inner ramus of the uropods.(1)
Range
Bay of Fundy to Caribbean, including Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda.
Habitat
0-1m depth
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Arthrostraca of Connecticut
Kunkel B.W. 1918. Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey.