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1 August 2016 A new species of the genus Campylaspis (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the mesophotic reefs of St. John, US Virgin Islands
Iorgu Petrescu, Tapas Chatterjee, Nikolaos V. Schizas
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A new species of the genus Campylaspis G.O. Sars, C. grazielae and also Campylaspis sp. are described from the mesophotic coral ecosystems of St. John, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea. Similarities and dissimilarities with related species are discussed and a taxonomic key is provided for the Western Atlantic species of the genus Campylaspis. With the addition of C. grazielae sp. nov. described herein, there are 17 recognized species of Campylaspis in the Western Atlantic. This is the first record of the genus Campylaspis from the US Virgin Islands.

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Iorgu Petrescu, Tapas Chatterjee, and Nikolaos V. Schizas "A new species of the genus Campylaspis (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the mesophotic reefs of St. John, US Virgin Islands," Caribbean Journal of Science 49(1), 17-26, (1 August 2016). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v49i1.a3
Published: 1 August 2016
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Caribbean Sea
crustaceans
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