A unusual pinnotherid zoea attributed to Afropinnotheres monodi Manning, 1993 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridea) from the Selvagens Islands (Eastern Atlantic Ocean)

Lindley, JA; Hernandez, F; Tejera, E; Jimenez, S. 2002 A unusual pinnotherid zoea attributed to Afropinnotheres monodi Manning, 1993 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridea) from the Selvagens Islands (Eastern Atlantic Ocean). Bocagiana, 205. 1-5.

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Abstract/Summary

A pinnotherid zoea taken in a plankton sample from the Selvagens Islands during the TFMCBM/SELVAGENS’2000 Cruise, organized by the Natural Sciences Museum of Tenerife (Canary Islands), differs from previously described zoeas of the family. The specimen has dorsal and lateral spines but no rostrum, a combination of characters not previously described from pinnotherid zoeas. The lateral spines originate behind the upper part of the eye, unlike all previously described Pinnotheridae zoeas where these spines, when present, originate near the ventrolateral margin of the carapace. The specimen is attributed to Afropinnotheres monodi, the only pinnotherid species known from the area with undescribed larvae.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Animal morphology Zoeae
Subjects: Zoology
Divisions: Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science > Other (SAHFOS)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 10 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 15:59
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/1742

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