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Horton, T. & Thurston, M., (2013) Hirondellea namarensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Hirondelleidae), a new deep-water scavenger species from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Marine Biology Research. 9, 5-6 554-562.
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10.1080/17451000.2012.749994 [view]
Horton, T.; Thurston, M.
2013
Hirondellea namarensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Hirondelleidae), a new deep-water scavenger species from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Marine Biology Research
9: 5-6
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A new species of the deep-sea scavenging genus Hirondellea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) is described from bathyal depths in the Azores region and on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The new species belongs to a group of Hirondellea species which possess an incised inner ramus of uropod 2 and an anteriorly directed spine on epimeron 1. It can be distinguished from other members of this group by a combination of characters: the gnathopod 1 and 2 palm shape; the broadly rounded epimeron 3; the longer telson and broadly rounded head lobe; and the broadly rounded epistome. The species most closely resembles H. wolfendeni, from which it can be distinguished by the shape of the propod of gnathopod 2 and the length of the pereopod 7 propodus. An updated key to the genus Hirondellea is provided.
Atlantic Ocean (without specification)
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Hirondellea Chevreux, 1889 (identification resource)
Hirondellea namarensis Horton & Thurston, 2013 (original description)
Holotype BM NHMUK 2012.1051, identified as Hirondellea namarensis Horton & Thurston, 2013