Tiburonella viscana ( Barnard J.L., 1964 ),

Chiesa, Ignacio L. & Alonso, Gloria M., 2014, A new genus and species of Platyischnopidae (Amphipoda: Gammaridea) from the Argentine Sea, South-West Atlantic Ocean, Zootaxa 3811 (1): -1

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scientific name

Tiburonella viscana ( Barnard J.L., 1964 )
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Distribution of Tiburonella viscana ( Barnard J.L., 1964) 

Tiburonella viscana ( Barnard J.L., 1964) 

Platyischnopus gracilipes  — Schellenberg, 1931: p. 63, fig. 33 [Female Only].— Shoemaker, 1942: p. 9 [? In part].— Wakabara, 1969: p. 6, figs. 3–4.

Platyischnopus viscana Barnard J.L., 1964  : p. 226, fig. 4 [Original description].

Tiburonella viscana  — Thomas & Barnard, 1983: pp. 1, 9, 12, 21– 26, figs. 7–9.— Barnard & Karaman, 1991: p. 643.— Wakabara et al., 1991: table 2, 3 and 4.— Abessa et al., 1998: pp. 225–229 [eco].— Wakabara & Serejo, 1998: p. 580.— Atienza & Martín, 2001: p. 1270.— Abessa & Sousa, 2003: pp. 53–54 [eco].— Abessa et al., 2005: pp. 877–879, 883 [eco].— Young & Serejo, 2005: p. 94.— Melo & Nipper, 2007: pp. 412–418, Table 1 [eco].— Ortiz et al., 2007: p.

512.— Cesar et al., 2009: pp. 233, 234, 236 [eco].—Maranho et al., 2009: pp. 851, 852, 854 [eco].— Torres et al., 2009: pp. 420, 424, 426, 428, 430, Table 1 [eco].

Material examined. “Mejillón II” expedition, 15 sep 2009, Sta. 24, 36°08.746’S, 55 ° 51.937 ’W, 17 m, small dredge: 39 specimens (MACN-In 39120). 16 sep 2009, Sta. 27, 35° 47.110 ’S 56 ° 26.697 ’W, 16 m, Rauschert sledge: 1 specimen (MACN-In 39121).

Tiburonella viscana  is a benthic amphipod commonly used for ecotoxicological tests, assessment of contamination in marine sediments and environmental monitoring in Brazilian waters (see among others, Abessa et al. 1998; Abessa & Sousa 2003; Melo & Nipper 2007; Torres et al. 2009).

Tiburonella viscana  is widely distributed along western and eastern coasts of the American continent. In the Pacific Ocean, it has been reported from La Jolla (California, USA) to Puerto Utria ( Colombia), living in coarse sand between 3–127 m depth ( Thomas & Barnard 1983). It is also present in the Caribbean Sea ( Belize, Aruba, Grenadines Islands, Costa Rica and Venezuela) where it has been found in patches of sand, coarse coral sand, coral reefs and sponges, between 1–41 m depth ( Thomas & Barnard 1983; Atienza & Martín 2001; Ortiz et al. 2007). In the Atlantic Ocean, it was recorded in Brazil, off the coasts of Bahia and Sãn Pablo states (from 23.5 °S to 25.03 °S), inhabiting principally patches of muddy sand, close to banks of the seagrass Halodule  sp., between intertidal to 4 m depth ( Wakabara et al. 1991; Melo & Nipper 2007).

The distribution of Tiburonella viscana  is herein extended in the South-West Atlantic Ocean, where it is reported for the first time from the Argentine Sea. The species was collected at two stations off San Borombón Bay (Buenos Aires province), near Río de la Plata, at 16–17 m depth (see Fig. 1View FIGURE 1). The bottom at both stations was mainly composed of sand and shell, and the presence of abundant molluscs (gastropods and bivalves) and the sea cucumber Thandarum hernandezi Martinez & Brogger, 2012  (see Martinez & Brogger 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Platyischnopidae

Genus

Tiburonella

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Tiburonella viscana ( Barnard J.L., 1964 )

Chiesa, Ignacio L. & Alonso, Gloria M. 2014
2014
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Thandarum hernandezi

Martinez & Brogger 2012
2012
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Tiburonella viscana (

Barnard J.L. 1964
1964
Loc

Platyischnopus viscana

Barnard J.L. 1964
1964