Vaunthompsonia cristata Bate, 1858

Petrescu, Iorgu, Chatterjee, Tapas & Schizas, Nikolaos V., 2016, New species and new records of Cumacea (Crustacea: Peracarida: Cumacea) from mesophotic reefs of Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, Zootaxa 4199 (1), pp. 1-78: 6

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4199.1.1

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scientific name

Vaunthompsonia cristata Bate, 1858
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Vaunthompsonia cristata Bate, 1858 

Scorpionura vulgaris (J. Vaughn Thompson) W. Thompson, 1856  , p. 394 (nomen nudum).— Bate, 1858, pp. 101, 102.

Vaunthompsonia cristata Bate, 1858  , p. 203.— Norman, 1863, p. 271.— Sars, 1879, pp. 13–22, figs. 23–26.— Stebbing, 1893, p. 304.— Calman, 1905, p. 17.— Stebbing, 1913, pp. 10–11, figs. 4–7.— Fage, 1928, p. 231.— Zimmer, 1941, pp. 13, 36, 76, figs. 11, 49, 125.— Fage, 1951, pp. 24–26, figs. 17, 18.— Jones, 1960, pp. 171–172.— Gamô, 1967, p. 144.— Ledoyer, 1983, pp. 70–71.— Petrescu, et al., 2014c, pp. 533–536, figs. 4, 5.

Vaunthompsonia cf. cristata Bate, 1858  .— Petrescu & Iliffe, 2009, p. 132.

Bodotria longipes Sars, 1879  , pp. 13.

Material examined. 1 ovigerous female ( MGAB CUM 1803), Weinberg , La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, 17° 32’03”N 66° 35’35”W, sorted from algae, 58 m, June 3, 2008GoogleMaps  ; 1 ovigerous female ( MGAB CUM 1716), Ponce Ledge, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea , 17°55'27.68"N 66°32'39.08"W, 52 m, October 19, 2010GoogleMaps  ; 1 subadult female, 1 manca ( MGAB CUM 1806), St. John , U.S. Virgin Islands, 54 m, May 8, 2012, 18°13'18.6960"N, 64°40'33.4560"W, collected by Nikolaos V. Schizas during the 2012 UPRM-DMS Mesophotic CruiseGoogleMaps  ; 1 subadult female ( MGAB CUM 1799), Tourmaline reef, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, April 29, 2012, 18°10'31.0800"N, 67°19'38.2800"W, 54 m, collected by Nikolaos V. Schizas during the 2012 UPRM-DMS Mesophotic Cruise.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Carapace with double crest of spines on dorsal margin. Elongated body. Pereopod 1 basis with two stout long setae on medial margin. Uropodal peduncle as long as exopod.

Remarks. This species has been recorded earlier from the mesophotic zone of Puerto Rico: Tourmaline reef, Puerto Rico, 50 m depth  ; St. Croix , U.S. Virgin Islands, 68 m depth; Lang Bank, St. Croix, U.S  . Virgin Islands, 55 m depth; Cane Bay, St. Croix , U.S  . Virgin Islands , 60 m depth ( Petrescu et al., 2014c). Herein, it is reported from La Parguera and Ponce, Puerto Rico  .

Distribution. Initially described from the Atlantic waters of Europe ( Bate, 1858, Jones, 1976), but also from the Mediterranean Sea ( Sars, 1879), South Africa (Day, 1975), southeast Asia, Annam, ( Fage, 1951), Japan ( Gamô, 1962, 1967), South Korea ( Kang & Lee, 1995), Indonesia ( Petrescu, 1997). The species was first mentioned by Calman (1907) from Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (then called Danish West Indies). Other reports from the western Atlantic are from Belize ( Petrescu, 2002), Exuma Islands ( Bahamas) ( Petrescu, 2003), Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands ( Petrescu et al., 2014c, present report). Depth range: 0–2338 m deep.

MGAB

Muzeul de Istorie Naturala "Grigore Antipa"

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Cumacea

Family

Bodotriidae

Genus

Vaunthompsonia

Loc

Vaunthompsonia cristata Bate, 1858

Petrescu, Iorgu, Chatterjee, Tapas & Schizas, Nikolaos V. 2016
2016
Loc

Bodotria longipes

Sars 1879
1879
Loc

Vaunthompsonia cristata

Bate 1858
1858
Loc

Vaunthompsonia cf. cristata

Bate 1858
1858
Loc

Scorpionura vulgaris

(J. Vaughn Thompson) W. Thompson 1856
1856