Ammothella longipes (Hodge, 1864), Hodge, 1864

Krapp, Franz, Kocak, Cengiz & Katagan, Tuncer, 2008, Pycnogonida (Arthropoda) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea with description of a new species of Anoplodactylus, Zootaxa 1686, pp. 57-68: 60

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Ammothella longipes (Hodge, 1864)


Ammothella longipes (Hodge, 1864)  

This species had already been found in Turkish waters (gulf of Izmir: Arnaud 1976, 1987). In the western and central Mediterranean it is widely dispersed, and has been recorded in the Aegean Sea ( Arnaud 1987, Chimenz & Lattanzi 2003). Helfer (1936) cited the species (under its synonym Ammothea magnirostris   ) from the fishery grounds off Alexandria, but as he counted 8 articles in the palp his specimen(s) might well have been an Achelia   species.