Hexapleomera robusta (Moore, 1894), Moore, 1894

Bamber, Roger N, Bird, Graham, Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena & Galil, Bella, 2009, Tanaidaceans (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) from soft-sediment habitats off Israel, Eastern Mediterranean, Zootaxa 2109, pp. 1-44: 10

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.187828

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3509479

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/992487CD-7B61-FFC4-E2B1-FB39FDB1D5B9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hexapleomera robusta (Moore, 1894)
status

 

Hexapleomera robusta (Moore, 1894)  

H. robusta, Sieg, 1980   , 122– 129; figs 33, 34, 39.

Material examined. 1 female ( TAU AR 28449), MI 3, 31° 51.472 'N 034° 39.553 'E, 4.7 m depth; 2 females (NHM. 2008.4911–4912), MI 4, 31° 51.733 ’N 034° 39.699 ’E, 4.4 m depth; both 0 2 May 2007.

Remarks. This is a distinctive species of the Tanaidae   , with five distinct pleonites and truncate anterior pereonites. The present distribution of this species is world-wide, but this is suspected to be the result of synonymies of distinct taxa. The type-locality is off New Jersey, USA. Records from the eastern Mediterranean are from Suez (Omer-Cooper, 1929) and Alexandria ( Larwood, 1940), and recent material has been collected from Lebanese waters (Bamber, unpubl.). Other distribution records are summarized by Sieg (1980).

Hexapleomera robusta   is most commonly recorded as an ectoparasite on turtle tests and on manatees (e.g. Sieg, 1980; Morales-Vela et al., 2008), although Dudich (1931) found specimens among littoral algae. It is feasible that the present specimens had fallen from a turtle. This was the only member of the Tanaidae   to be recorded in these soft-sediment surveys.

TAU

Tel-Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Tanaidacea

Family

Tanaididae

Genus

Hexapleomera

Loc

Hexapleomera robusta (Moore, 1894)

Bamber, Roger N, Bird, Graham, Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena & Galil, Bella 2009
2009
Loc

H. robusta

Sieg 1980
1980