Title

A New Species of Shallow-water Metapseudid (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) from Bermuda (Caribbean)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2011

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

A new species of metapseudid tanaidacean from Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands, Syapseudes erici n. sp., is described and illustrated. Specimens were collected in shallow water (down to 6 m) from rock washings. The new species is distinguished by a combination of characters that include a blunt or weakly bilobed rostrum, grossly asymmetrical chelae in the male with massive larger chela nearly as large as the body, three ventral propodal spines on pereopod 1, and a four-segmented uropod endopod. This species is the first member of the genus to he formally described from the warm waters of the northwestern Atlantic.

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

127

Last Page

134

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