Title

Studies on the Crustacea of the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. IV. Heteromysis (Heteromysis) spottei, a new species (Peracarida : Mysidacea : Mysidae) from Pine Cay

Authors

WW Price
RW Heard

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-6-2000

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

During a survey of the marine Crustacea in the vicinity of Pine Gay, Turks and Caicos Islands, an undescribed mysid, Heteromysis spottei, new species, was collected at depths ranging from 1 to 18 m. The new species belongs to the subgenus Heteromysis Bacescu and can be distinguished from the five other members of that subgenus known from the western Atlantic by the setation of the telson. In Heteromysis spottei the telson has spine-setae along the entire length of the lateral margins, spinules along the entire margins of the cleft, and a pair of spine-setae on each apical lobe, the outer being nearly three times longer than the inner. A key and diagnostic table to the species of the subgenus Heteromysis from the Northwest Atlantic is presented.

Publication Title

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON

Volume

113

Issue

1

First Page

88

Last Page

94

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