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Petrescu et al. 2012


scientific article | Zootaxa

New genus and new species of Cumacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from the mesophotic coral ecosystem of SW Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea

Petrescu I, Chatterjee T, Schizas NV

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Abstract

Recent collections of the benthic macro- and meiofauna associated with the mesophotic coral ecosystems of Puerto Rico have revealed two new Cumacea from the family Nannastacidae. A new genus Cumellana and two new species, Cumellana caribbica and Cumella alexandrinae are described herein. The new genus Cumellana can be distinguished from the other genera of the family Nannastacidae by having a long antennule and pereopod 2 with short terminal setae, equal in length.

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Petrescu 2012a
Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
73- 90 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
6 x (total of 2553 words)

Fields
Biodiversity Taxonomy

Research focus
Crustacea

Locations
Puerto Rico

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Reports new species
Author profiles
Nikolaos Schizas ( 17 pubs)