petiole 5-31 mm long, smaller than the rachis; 2 extrafloral nectaries, brown, stipitate, digitiform
, 1-2 mm long, located on the rachis, between the pairs of proximal leaflets; rachis 8-25 mm long; interfoliolar segments 3-12 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 3 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface villose, abaxial surface canescent, 10-60 X 5-30 mm, widely obovate, apex rounded, mucronate, base cuneate, venation penninervous.
Ventrogenital sac surrounded by glandular cells, with a conspicuous gonotyl with at least 23 digitiform
pockets, genital pore large, oval shaped, immediately preceding the genitall sac.
Basiphallus short and not very high, distiphallus with a long, thin, ventrally and caudally curved pair of processes and having a ventrally directed digitiform
The epididymides are convoluted, unpigmented and digitiform
5) and arcuate digitiform
inter-ramal lobes, surfaces most often spiculate (Fig.
The members of the family include fossil, 100 million year-old ancestor of the family, broadly expanded by the possession of lobelike or digitiform
processes, which enable the crickets to run across dry sandy surface with efficiency.
of maxillary cuspules absent Dorsal pattern on abdomen chevron Ventral pattern on abdomen mottled Rastellum 9 short spines Promarginal teeth (basomesal 7(12) teeth) Patellae thorns III(IV) present (absent) scopula metatarsi III(IV) 1/4(few scopuliform hair distally) Mt preening combs III(IV) present Shape of stalk of female digitiform
spermathecae Shape of outer lobes of female lobe with sclerotized and spermathecae twisted stalk Habitat sandy soil, below shrubs, between roots No.
The duct can have various digitiform
Females of this species can be distinguished by 1) the distal digitiform
process on the outer lobe of the fifth leg; 2) the genital double somite being longer than wide, representing about 55% of length of urosome length; 3) the extremely slender body; and 4) the relatively short antennule, which equals only 22% of the total body length.
Adults of this monotypic genus differ from other percophids in that the first dorsal fin is positioned at the back of the head and is in line with the mid-operculum, 8-10 digitiform
processes are present on the posterior upper opercular margin, and expanded lobes are present at the distal end of the medial branchiostegal rays (Parin, 1990).
In last abdominal chaetigers notopodial post-chaetal lobes digitiform
and neuropodial post-chaetal lobes papilliform.
Paraphidnia lacks the digitiform
process on the pedicellus of the antenna, which is diagnostic of the other genus, and the distal tubercle on the scapus is less developed compared to species of Anaphidna.