Apseudomorpha, Miller, 1940

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: 59-60

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Apseudomorpha  sp.

Material examined. TA: 141 individuals. CNCR 35344. Tr-Loc: Madagascar, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°26’30.12’’N 90°17’25.9’’W, 70 individuals, 29 May 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 15 m depth; Tr-Loc: Sisal, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°20’54.4’’N 90°08’52.5’’W, 59 individuals, 30 May 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 9 m depth; Tr-Loc: Bajo Diez, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°20’50.8’’N 90°08’53.0’’W, six individuals, 04 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 11 m depth; Tr-Loc: Bocacha, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°19’17.3’’N 90°20’02.6’’W, four individuals, 04 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 8 m depth. Tr-Loc: Bocana, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°13’56.5’’N 89°53’20.1’’W, two individuals, 06 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 1 m depth. These specimens were collected in sponges such as A. crassa  , C. foliacea  , algae such as D. delicatula  and Udotea J.V. Lamouroux  , cnidaria such as P. guadalupensis  , coral rubble. The abundance of females and males was not recorded for this species.

Local distribution. Consult Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018).

Geographical distribution. Pacific Ocean: coasts of Guerrero and Oaxaca; Atlantic Ocean: West Palm Beach , Florida  ; GoM: Tuxpan-Lobos Protected Natural Area ; Caribbean Sea: Puerto Morelos  Reef National Park , Quintana Roo  .

Recognition characters. Rostrum sub-triangular with crenulated margin and a subtriangular process in the middle; basis of the antennule with three tubercles on inner margin.

Remarks. Associated with benthic algae and coral rubble at depths 8 to 12 m.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Jarquín-González & García-Madrigal (2010); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Cházaro- Olvera et al. (2018).


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