Colossendeis macerrima Wilson, 1881
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Family:  Colossendeidae ()
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Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 52 - 4306 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific: Tonga, Melanesia and Pan oceanic.
Diagnosis:  Proboscis very long, swollen proximal to including midpoint, extremely slender (pipette-like) distal to swelling, upturned toward tip. Lateral processes short, well separated. Palps moderately short, little longer than proboscis, distal three segments subequal. Legs very slender, distal segments small, tarsus longer by 1.5 times than short propodus, claw tiny (Ref. 9); Proboscis very slender, medially swollen, tapering distally, slightly upturned (with variation in the low angle of upturn) and much longer than trunk. Palp segment 5 much longer than segment 3, sixth and seventh are subequal, distal 3 much shorter than sixth or seventh and subequal to each other. Legs very slender, tarsus about 1.4 to 2.0 times longer than propodus, terminal claw about half as long as propodus (Ref. 2153).
Biology:  Bathyal to abyssal (Ref. 19).
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 - 20.02.15

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