Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Description of the first species of Metharpinia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Phoxocephalidae) from Brazil

Andrade, Luiz FJohnsson, RodrigoSenna, André R

A new amphipod species of Metharpinia Schellenberg, 1931 is described from Campos Basin, southeastern Brazilian coast. The material was collected with van Veen grab from unconsolidated substratum, off the mouth of the Paraíba do Sul River. The new species can be distinguished from its congeners by presenting a strongly constricted rostrum and a slender palp of maxilla 1. There are four species in Metharpinia from the South Atlantic: M. dentiurosoma Alonso de Pina, 2003, M. grandirama Alonso de Pina, 2003 and M. iado Alonso de Pina, 2003, and Metharpinia taylorae sp. nov. This is the first record of a species of the genus from Brazilian waters.(AU)

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