Colossendeis longirostris Gordon, 1938
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Family:  Colossendeidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 408 - 3900 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific and Antarctic Pacific: South Sandwich Island, Australia, and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Proboscis very narrow, long and straight. It is nearly twice the trunk diameter and has a very little median swelling. Ocular tubercle a low bump, eyes indistinct. Seventh palp segment very long, slender, eighth segment semi triangular, with ventral tubercle or extension, ninth subequal to eighth, tenth twice as long, both carried recurved dorsally. Oviger terminal segment with enlarged distal denticulate spine forming subchela with moderately long curved terminal claw. Femora the longest major leg segments. Tarsus slightly longer than propodus, claw long, variable, sometimes longer than propodus (Ref. 9).
Biology:  Continental rise, continental slope, shallow subtidal (Ref. 1456).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 20.11.20

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