A New Species of Shallow-water Metapseudid (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) from Bermuda (Caribbean)
Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
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.
Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Heard, R. W.,
Bamber, R. N.
(2011). A New Species of Shallow-water Metapseudid (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) from Bermuda (Caribbean). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 52(1), 127-134.
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