Merguia rhizophorae ( Rathbun, 1900 )

Almeida, Alexandre O., Boehs, Guisla, Araújo-Silva, Catarina L. & Bezerra, Luis Ernesto A., 2012, Shallow-water caridean shrimps from southern Bahia, Brazil, including the first record of Synalpheus ul (Ríos & Duffy, 2007) (Alpheidae) in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, Zootaxa 3347, pp. 1-35: 24

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.214608

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scientific name

Merguia rhizophorae ( Rathbun, 1900 )
status

 

Merguia rhizophorae ( Rathbun, 1900) 

Hippolysmata rhizophorae Rathbun, 1900: 153  , pl. 8, fig. 9.

Material examined. 1 ni, 22.XI. 2007, Prado, Barra do Cahy, MZUESCAbout MZUESC 1048. See also report by Almeida et al. (2006).

Distribution. Western Atlantic—Panama, Suriname and Brazil (Piauí to Bahia  ). Eastern Atlantic—Niger delta in Nigeria (Chace 1972; Bruce 1993; Christoffersen 1998; Almeida et al. 2006).

Ecological notes. The present specimen was collected intertidally under a rock, at salinity of 15 psu. Merguia rhizophorae  was also collected in the mangrove of Mamoã River, at low tide, in decomposing branches of Rhizophora mangle  (see Almeida et al. 2006).

Previous records. Ilhéus (Almeida et al. 2006).

Remarks. Almeida et al. (2006) extended the known Brazilian geographic range of M. rhizophorae  from the state of Alagoas to Ilhéus in southern Bahia  (Mamoã River, 14 ° 35 ’05.6”S; 39 °03’ 10.5 ”W). The Barra do Cahy specimen represents only a minor southward range extension (17 °00’45.0”S; 39 ° 10 ’21.0”W) of this species. A photograph of an adult individual of M. rhizophorae  from southern Bahia  (Ilhéus) was provided by Almeida et al. (2006).

MZUESC

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Hippolytidae

Genus

Merguia

Loc

Merguia rhizophorae ( Rathbun, 1900 )

Almeida, Alexandre O., Boehs, Guisla, Araújo-Silva, Catarina L. & Bezerra, Luis Ernesto A. 2012
2012
Loc

Hippolysmata rhizophorae

Rathbun 1900: 153