Bonassa Barnard & Karaman, 1991

Senna, André R. & Serejo, Cristiana S., 2008, Amaryllididae and Lysianassidae (Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea) from off the central coast of Brazil (11 ºS – 22 ºS), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 1718, pp. 45-68: 51

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Genus Bonassa Barnard & Karaman, 1991 

Type species: Bonassa bonairensis (Stephensen, 1933) 

Genus diagnosis. Antenna 1, callynophore absent in females, two fields well developed in males. Antenna 2 in male, peduncle article 4 enlarged, longer than broad, flagellum elongate in both sexes. Epistome and upper lip produced. Mandible, without medioposterior hump; lacinia mobilis absent; molar reduced and setose; palp attached proximal to molar. Maxilla 1, outer plate, ST 7 slightly asymmetrical, STA-STD apically bifid; palp apically serrate. Gnathopod 1 simple and without sexual dimorphism. Pereopods 3–4 in both sexes, merus and carpus with plumose setae along the posterior margin. Uropod 3, peduncle elongate, without lateral projections; peduncle and rami in both sexes with plumose setae; outer ramus 1 -articulate. Telson entire (modified from Lowry & Stoddart, 1997).

Composition of the genus. The genus Bonassa  contains two species: B. bonairensis (Stephensen, 1933)  and Bonassa brasiliensis  sp. nov.