Petrescu et al. 2016

scientific article | Caribb J Sci

A new species of the genus Campylaspis (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the mesophotic reefs of St. John, US Virgin Islands

Petrescu I, Chatterjee T, Schizas NV

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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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Meta-data (pending validation)
Depth range
54- 54 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
8 x (total of 3089 words)


Research focus

US Virgin Islands

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Reports new species
Author profiles
Nikolaos Schizas ( 17 pubs)