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1 April 2011 A New Species of Shallow-Water Metapseudid (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) from Bermuda (Caribbean)
Magdalena Błazewicz-Paszkowycz, Richard W. Heard, Roger N. Bamber
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Abstract

A new species of metapseudid tanaidacean from Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands, Synapseudes 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 be formally described from the warm waters of the northwestern Atlantic.

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Magdalena Błazewicz-Paszkowycz, Richard W. Heard, and Roger N. Bamber "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, (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.3374/014.052.0103
Received: 5 August 2010; Accepted: 1 October 2010; Published: 1 April 2011
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Bermuda
Metapseudidae
Synapseudes
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