Halechiniscus remanei antillensis Renaud-Mornant, 1984 b

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, Bartels, Paul J., Roszkowska, Milena & Nelson, Diane R., 2015, The Zoogeography of Marine Tardigrada, Zootaxa 4037 (1), pp. 1-189: 80

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Halechiniscus remanei antillensis Renaud-Mornant, 1984 b
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81. Halechiniscus remanei antillensis Renaud-Mornant, 1984 b  

Halechiniscus remanei antillensis   n. ssp. ( Renaud-Mornant 1984 b)

Terra typica   : Atlantic Ocean ( Guadeloupe Island)

Atlantic Ocean:

• 27 ° 57 ′N, 80 ° 27 ′W: [FAO 31] Undefined locality, USA, Florida State. Renaud-Mornant (1984 b)

• 16 ° 16 ′N, 61 ° 31 ′W; 0 m bsl: [FAO 31] Type Locality: Guadeloupe Island, Anse de la Gourde, intertidal to 70 cm below surface of sand, coral sand. Renaud-Mornant (1984 b)

Caribbean Sea:

• 14 ° 27 ′ 5 N, 60 ° 54 ′ 9 W [14 ° 28 ′N, 60 ° 55 ′W]; 0 m asl: [FAO 31] Martinique Island, Anse Figuiers, coral sand (mean diameter 0.2 mm). Renaud-Mornant (1984 b)

Record numbers (Sea/Ocean classification): Atlantic Ocean: 2, Caribbean Sea: 1; total: 3.

Record numbers (FAO classification): FAO 31: 3; total: 3.

Remarks: This subspecies was described mainly based on differences in the morphology of caudal spine P 4. Renaud-Mornant (1984 b) showed an entire sequence of modifications in the shape of this spine in specimens of H. remanei   from different regions of the world and suggested that this group is in the process of speciation (see also remarks for Halechiniscus r. remanei   below). It is an intertidal and interstitial species found to 0–70 cm deep in sand. This subspecies was not covered in the key to Halechiniscus   presented in Chang & Rho (2002).