Anamaera hixoni Thomas and Barnard, 1985

Krapp-Schickel, Traudl & Vader, Wim, 2009, On some Maerid genera (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Maeridae) collected by the Hourglass Cruises (Florida). Part 1: Genera Anamaera, Ceradocus, Clessidra gen. nov., Jerbarnia, Maera, Meximaera, with a key to world Ceradocus, Journal of Natural History 43 (33 - 34), pp. 2057-2086 : 2059

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930903091007

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Anamaera hixoni Thomas and Barnard, 1985
status

 

Anamaera hixoni Thomas and Barnard, 1985

( Figure 1 View Figure 1 ) Anamaera hixoni Thomas and Barnard, 1985: 196–203 , figs 4–7; Thomas, 1993: 42, fig. 55a, b; LeCroy, 2000: 60, fig. 114.

Type locality

Florida Keys.

Material examined

FSBC I 44753 View Materials : 2 specimens; 18 m; dredge; 5 October 1967; 27°37′ N, 83°07′ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 44870 View Materials : 1 male, 1 female slides; 37.0 m; dredge; 5 July 1967; 26°24′ N, 82°58′ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 44890 View Materials ; 1 male slide; 2; 18 m; dredge; 31 August 1967; 27°37′ N, 83°07′ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 44892 View Materials ; 1; 18 m; dredge; 2 November 1967; 27°37′ N, 83°07′ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 45622 View Materials : 5; 37 m; 20 foot (6 m) (6 m), balloon trynet; 21 November 1967; 27°37′ N, 83°28′ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 45629 View Materials : 2; 11.8 m; Shipek grab; 11 August 1967; 27°22′08″ N, 80°13′46″ W GoogleMaps . FSBC I 45645 View Materials : 3; 18 m; dredge; 20 November 1967; 27°37′ N, 83°07′ W GoogleMaps .

Length

3–6 mm.

Features for regional diagnosis

Females similar to Ruffomaera , but Ep3 smooth (serrate in Ruffomaera ) and Us1,2 without teeth. Males with Gn2 asymmetrical.

Distribution

Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Lee County, Hillsborough County; type locality from Biscayne Bay south to the Lower Florida Keys.

Ecology

Shallow, alga-covered and sponge-covered rubble, usually over a sand bottom ( Thomas and Barnard 1985; LeCroy 2000). 1–37 m depth.

Colour

In life, white with a pattern of wine-rose diffused blotches, bands and spots ( Thomas and Barnard 1985).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Amphipoda

Family

Maeridae

Genus

Anamaera