Phorcosergia phorca

Alternate names: Sergia phorca

Author: (Faxon, 1893)


General: Longest pair of antennular flagella sharply bent; telson shorter than uropods; exoskelton from transparent with pink/red speckles (small individuals) to solid orange/red (larger individuals); large purple photophores on ventral surface of body; pigmented eyes.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Pelagic.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Wicksten, M.K. (2011). Decopod Crustacea of the Californian and Oregonian Zoogeographic Provinces. eScholarsip.

Citation: Phorcosergia phorca ((Faxon, 1893)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-08-02.
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