First identification of the family Amathillopsidae Pirlot, 1934 (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea) in the Caribbean Sea, with the description of a new species

  • Carlos Varela University of Miami Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (R.S.M.A.S.)
Keywords: Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Amathillopsidae, Amathillopsis, Caribbean Sea

Abstract

A new species of the genus Amathillopsis is described. Main characteristics include the absence of eyes, accessory flagellum 1-segmented, distally emarginate telson, medial dorsal spinous process on pereionites 4-7, pleonites 1-3 and urosomite 1. This is the first record of a species of the family Amathillopsidae Pirlot, 1934 for the Caribbean Sea.

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Published
2015-07-02
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Varela, C. (2015). First identification of the family Amathillopsidae Pirlot, 1934 (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea) in the Caribbean Sea, with the description of a new species. Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 7, 43-51. https://doi.org/10.15359/revmar.7.3
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