Leptochelia, Dana, 1849

Abarca-Ávila, Mónica Mariel, Herrera-Dorantes, María Teresa, Winfield, Ignacio & Ardisson, Pedro-Luis, 2019, Updated checklist and identification key of benthic tanaidaceans (Crustacea Peracarida) of the sublittoral zone of the northern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Zootaxa 4711 (1), pp. 51-76: 67-68

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Leptochelia
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Leptochelia  sp. aff. savignyi ( Krøyer 1842) 

( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 J–K)

Examined material. TA: 1111 individuals. CNCR 34799. Tr-Loc: M41- Celestun, Yucatan , Mexico 20°51’43.56’’N 90°24’4.179’’W, one ♀, one ♀ o, one ♀ m, 7 May 2005, 26 November 2005, 11 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M43-Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico 21°3’53.319’’N 90°14’57.728’’W, five ♀, 7 May 2005, 26 November 2005, 11 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M44- El Palmar, Yucatan, Mexico 21°7’31.09’’N 90°9’6.3’’W, one ♀, one ♀ o, two ♀ m, one ♂, 7 May 2005, 26 November 2005, 11 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M46-Chuburna, Yucat- an, Mexico 21°15’21.6’’N 89°50’20.288’’W, one ♂, 8 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M47-Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 21°17’25.689’’N 89°38’48.699’’W, 14 ♀, two ♀ m, one juv, 8 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M49-Telchac, Yucatan, Mexico 21°20’41.1’’N 89°15’53.236’’W, seven ♀, one ♀ o, 8 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M50- Chabihau, Yucatan, Mexico 21°22’4.329’’N 89°4’13.659’’W, 131 ♀, two ♀ o, 20 ♀ m, five ♂, 20 juv, 15 man., 20 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll.AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M51-Santa Clara, Yucatan, Mexico 21°23’41.709’’N 88°53’21.159’’W, 284 ♀, one ♀ o, 56 ♀ m, two ♂, 31 juv, seven man., 20 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M52-Dzilam, Yucatan, Mexico 21°25’57.859’’N 88°44’7.216’’W, 15 ♀, two ♀ m, one ♂, four juv, two man., 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M53-Dzilam, Yu- catan, Mexico 21°30’24.619’’N 88°38’1.679’’W, one ♀, one juv, 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M54-Dzilam, Yucatan, Mexico 21°32’35.659’’N 88°29’57.616’’W, 119 ♀, seven ♀ m, one ♂, seven juv, three man., 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M55-Dzilam, Yucatan, Mexico 21°34’3.9’’N 88°22’39.608’’W, 189 ♀, 22 ♀ m, three ♂, 41 juv, 27 man., 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M56-San Felipe, Yucatan, Mexico 21°34’32.739’’N 88°14’24.248’’W, 21 ♀, eight ♀ m, one ♂, two juv, 16 May 2005, 12 November 2005, 18 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M57- Rio Lagartos , Yucatan, Mexico 21°37’6.019’’N 88°5’36.016’’W, 17 ♀, two ♀ m, 16 May 2005, 12 November 2005, 18 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M60- El Cuyo, Yucatan, Mexico 21°31’8.259’’N 87°40’41.588’’W, two ♀, 16 May 2005, 12 November 2005, 18 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; collected at depths of 0.2–4 m, in coarse sand, medium sand, fine sand, and very fine sand, with Caulerpa  , H. wrightii  , Syringodium  and T. testudinum  GoogleMaps 

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Local distribution. ( Table 1, Fig. 2View FIGURE 2).

Geographical distribution. Entire GoM; Caribbean Sea: Puerto Morelos Reef National Park and the coast of Quintana Roo; considered as cosmopolitan inhabiting in warm, temperate and boreal regions.

Recognition characters. Female: antennule with three articles; uropodal endopod with six articles, exopod shorter than the first article of endopod. Male: length of the antennule and extended chelipeds of almost two-thirds of the total length of the body; chelipedal fixed finger with two teeth on cutting edge; uropodal endopod with four to six articles.

Remarks. It inhabits between 0 and 200 m perpendicular to the shoreline, on coral reefs, associated with sponges such as A. clathrodes  , A. crassa  , A. fistularis  , C. nucula  , Clathria (Clathria) carteri Topsent  , C. (Microciona) echinata  , D. anchorata  , G. neptuni  , I. birotulata  , Ircinia felix (Duchassaing & Michelotti)  , I. strobilina  and M. arbuscula  , algae such as Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V. Lamouroux  , B. tenella  , Callithamnion corymbosum  (Smith) Lyngbye, C. cervicornis  , C. racemosa  , C. dasyphylla  , Chnoospora minima (Hering) Papenfuss  , D. delicatula  , D. dichotoma  , Dichotomaria obtusata (J. Ellis & Solander) Lamarck  , H. spinella  , Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V. Lamouroux  , Rhipocephalus Kützing  , S. natans  , Udotea  , U. lactuca  , barnacles ( A. amphitrite  ), cnidarians ( P. guadalupensis  ), seagrasses ( T. testudinum  ), coral rubble, in wood and in soft bottoms, at depths 0 to 50 m but even to 300 m depth.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004); Winfield et al. (2007a); Heard & Anderson (2009); Heard et al. (2009); Bamber (2010); Winfield et al. (2013); García-Madrigal et al. (2005); Jarquín-González et al. (2015); Guţu (2016); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Winfield et al. (2017), Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018); Stępień et al. (2018).

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