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Helgoland Marine Research

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A new species of Caprellinoides (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Phtisicidae) from the Antarctic

  • José Guerra-García
Helgoland Marine Research55:00082

Received: 20 September 2000

Accepted: 13 June 2001


A new caprellid species, Caprellinoides singularis, is described and illustrated based on the material collected on the Polarstern Cruise ANT XVII/3 from the Branfield Strait. The most striking characteristic of this species is the presence of bilobed gills on pereonites 3 and 4. The genus Caprellinoides is revised. Caprellinoides antarctica Schellengerg, 1926 and Caprellinoides spinosus Barnard, 1930 are considered junior synonyms of Caprellinoides tristanensis Stebbing, 1888 and Caprellinoides mayeri (Pfeffer, 1888), respectively. The new species, C. singularis, is compared with the remaining species in the genus Caprellinoides: C. tristanensis and C. mayeri, which are illustrated in detail.

Caprellidean amphipods Caprellinoides singularis Caprellinoides tristanensis Caprellinoides mayeri Antarctic