A tanaid (Leptognathia paramanca)
|Researched by||Andrew Hosie||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded from the Orkney Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.
Global distributionLeptognathia paramanca has only been recorded from Northern France outside of British waters.
HabitatLike many tanaid species Leptognathia paramanca is found in soft sediments. Leptognathia paramanca has been reported in shell-sand at 45-65 m depth and in muddy sand with gravel and shell at 30 m depth where it probably lives in burrows in the top most layer of sediment.
- Long, narrow body shape.
- Uniramous uropods (exopod absent).
- Pleopods absent in females.
- Relatively long pleonites.
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Last Updated: 14/10/2008