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A new species of Urothoe (Amphipoda, Gammaridea) from the Iberian Peninsula
Conradi, M.; Lopez-Gonzalez, P.J.; Bellan-Santini, D. (1995). A new species of Urothoe (Amphipoda, Gammaridea) from the Iberian Peninsula. Cah. Biol. Mar. 36(1): 9-13
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723; e-ISSN 2262-3094
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  • Conradi, M.
  • Lopez-Gonzalez, P.J.
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Abstract
    During a study of the amphipod fauna from the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar some specimens of the genus Urothoe were collected in sand from the infralittoral mediterranean zone. A careful examination of these amphipods revealed that they were morphologically close to Urothoe intermedia but represented an undescribed species. The new species Urothoe hesperiae is described and compared with the other congeneric species. Diagnostic characters are: 1. The large size of adults; 2. the lengths of the first antenna and accessory flagellum; 3. the inner plate of the first maxilla with four apical plumose setae; 4. the pereopod 5 with carpus wider than merus and dactylus nodulate; 5. the specific armature of the pereopods, coxal plates and telson.

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