Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-25-2017

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

Brachylicoa lui sp. n. is described from the coastal waters of the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu. It is distinguished from the other four nominal members of Brachylicoa by a combination of characters including (1) an incised margin between base of rostrum and carapace, (2) mandible palp article-1 with cluster of 20–25 simple setae, (3) maxillule biarticulate palp ending in eight “cleaning’ setae, (4) maxilliped inner sub-distal margin with two stout spiniform seta, and (5) pereopod-6 with carpus having three plumose setae on mid-dorsal margin. Brachylicoa (=Apseudes) babelmandebensis sensu Guţu is tentatively transferred to the genus Saltipedis Guţu sensu lato. Brachylicoa lui is the only member of the genus known from the mid-Pacific Region and the Northern Hemisphere; the other species of the genus are known from the western Pacific and Indian Ocean in the Southern Hemisphere. A key to separate the four nominal species of Brachylicoa species is presented.

Publication Title

Zoosystematics and Evolution

Volume

93

Issue

2

First Page

413

Last Page

435

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