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.
Habitat description: Pelagic.
ReferencesEncyclopedia 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. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7sk9t2dz
Citation: Phorcosergia phorca ((Faxon, 1893)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Phorcosergia%20phorca. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-08-02.