Red Sea Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) including new and re-described species
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AbstractExamination of leucothoid amphipods of the Red Sea has revealed seven species not previously reported from this location. Leucothoe minoculis sp. nov., Leucothoe pansa sp. nov., Leucothoe reimeri sp. nov., and Paranamixis sommelieri sp. nov. are described and the range of Leucothoe predenticulata Ledoyer, 1978, L. acutilobata Ledoyer, 1978 and L. squalidens Ledoyer, 1978 is expanded to include the Red Sea. Clarification of reports of L. acanthopus Schellenberg, 1928 and L. bannwarthi (Schellenberg, 1928) is provided and Leucothoe alani sp. nov. is described from outside the Red Sea.
CitationWhite KN, Krapp-Schickel T (2017) Red Sea Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) including new and re-described species. European Journal of Taxonomy. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.324.
SponsorsThis research was partially supported by award No. 1389-CRG1 and baseline funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to Michael L. Berumen. The following people are thanked for logistical support: M.L. Berumen, J.D. Reimer, L. Chen, J. Di Battista, A. Gusti, A. Macauley, C. Nelson, M. Priest, and T. Sinclair-Taylor of KAUST, and the crew of the MY ‘Dream Master’. James D. Reimer (collector) was additionally supported in part by the International Research Hub Project for Climate Change and Coral Reef/Island Dynamics at the University of Ryukyus. Thanks are also due to Wayne Price for providing lab space and microscope use at The University of Tampa.
PublisherMuseum National D'Histoire Naturelle
JournalEuropean Journal of Taxonomy