Synapseudes, 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: 60

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Synapseudes  sp.

Material examined. TA: 75 individuals. CNCR 35346. Tr-Loc: Madagascar, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°26’30.12’’N 90°17’25.9’’W, 45 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, 15 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, 15 individuals, 04 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 11 m depth. These specimens were collected in sponges such as A. crassa  , A. fistularis  , C. echinata  , I. notabilis  , M. arbuscula  , algae such as D. delicatula  , 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 Oaxaca and Guerrero; Atlantic Ocean: Edisto Island, South Carolina, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, Southeastern Texas ; GoM: Tuxpan-Lobos Protected Natural Area , Veracruz  Reef System National Park ; Caribbean Sea: Mahahual, Puerto Morelos  Reef National Park , Quintana Roo, Mexico  .

Recognition characters. Small body; rostrum bilobate; pleon with first two pleonites fused and without pleopods. Male cheliped more robust than in female.

Remarks. This species occurs in sponges such as C. nucula  , G. neptuni  , Ircinia strobilina (Lamarck)  , Neopetrosia subtriangularis (Duchassaing)  , algae such as C. racemosa  , D. dichotoma  and U. lactuca  , in the presence of sabellarid colonies, coral rubble, at depths 1 to 12 m.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004); García-Madrigal et al. (2005); Jarquín-González & García Madrigal (2010); Bastida-Zavala et al. (2013); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Winfield et al. (2017); Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018); Heard et al. (2018); Stępień et al. (2018).


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