Uroptychus brevis Benedict, 1902

Kilgour, Morgan J. & Shirley, Thomas C., 2014, Reproductive biology of galatheoid and chirostyloid (Crustacea: Decapoda) squat lobsters from the Gulf of Mexico, Zootaxa 3754 (4), pp. 381-419 : 386

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Uroptychus brevis Benedict, 1902


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Uroptychus brevis was collected from Bermuda and from the Gulf of Mexico in depths of 878 to 1073 m; this species has previously been reported in the Gulf of Mexico in depths from 677 to 1107 m ( Chace 1942). No ovigerous females were observed for this species. Only two males were found in the collections. One male was collected in January (CW = 5.9 mm) from Bermuda from a depth of 878 m; one male was collected in March (CW = 4.6 mm) from the Gulf of Mexico from a depth of 1073 m ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ).

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