Parakonarus juliae,

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: 62

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4711.1.2

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D0975F-FFF9-5840-89F1-D6CBBBB7FDB8

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scientific name

Parakonarus juliae
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Parakonarus juliae  ( Morales-Núñez, Heard & Alfaro 2013)

( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 A–B)

Examined material. TA: 118 individuals. CNCR 34808. Tr-Loc: M44- El Palmar, Yucatan, Mexico 21°7’31.09’’N 90°9’6.3’’W, one ♀, 7 May 2005, 26 November 2005, 11 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M49-Telchac, Yucatan, Mexico 21°20’41.1’’N 89°15’53.236’’W, one ♂, one man., 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, 15 ♀, one ♀ m, one ♂, six juv, ten 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, five ♀, one ♀ m, two ♂, three juv, five man., 20 May 2005, 27 Novem- ber 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc: M52-Dzilam, Yucatan, Mexico 21°25’57.859’’N 88°44’7.216’’W, two ♀, two man., 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, 32 ♀, five ♀ m, one ♂, one juv, five 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, 14 ♀, one ♂, one juv, two man., 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; collected at depths of 0.5–3 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. Atlantic Ocean: east coast of Florida; GoM: south and west coast of Florida; Caribbean Sea: north of San Cristobal, southwest of La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Quintana Roo coast, Mexico, Caiman Islands.

Recognition characters. Female: antennule short with the first article wider than long; carapace with a transverse dorsal suture and other perpendicularly in the distal part indicating the second thoracomere divided into two plates; margin of maxilliped with four or five pairs of long simple setae; uropodal endopod with four articles. Male: eyes bigger than females; antennule with three articles in peduncle and 10–13 articles in flagellum, with aesthetasc bundles throughout the entire flagellum (except the terminal article); chela carpo-chelate (hook form), with a prominent carpal process, fixed finger reduced, about a quarter the length of the dactylus, with a small tooth on the inner proximal margin; uropodal endopod with four articles.

Remarks. This species has its geographical range extended to the southeastern GoM ( Mexico). It is frequently associated with mangrove roots, coral rocks, sponges, algae. It lives on soft bottoms, at depths 0 to 12.2 m.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004); García-Madrigal et al. (2005); Bamber (2013); Morales- Núñez et al. (2013).

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