Leptochelia forresti ( Stebbing 1896 ),

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: 66-67

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Leptochelia forresti ( Stebbing 1896 )
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Leptochelia forresti ( Stebbing 1896) 

( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 H–I)

Examined material. TA: 288 individuals. CNCR 34802. Tr-Loc : M50- Chabihau , Yucatan, Mexico 21°22’4.329’’N 89°4’13.659’’W, 22 ♀, four ♀ m, nine ♂, five juv, 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, 92 ♀, five ♀ o, 73 ♀ m, 45 ♂, one juv, one man., 20 May 2005, 27 November 2005, 12 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; Tr-Loc : M52- Dzilam , Yu- catan, Mexico 21°25’57.859’’N 88°44’7.216’’W, one ♀, 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, one ♀, one ♀ m, one ♂, 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, 13♀, ten ♀ m, two ♂, one juv, 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, one ♂, 16 May 2005, 12 November 2005, 18 March 2006, coll. AV, SPGoogleMaps  ; collected at depths of 0.2–2.9 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. GoM: south Florida, Tuxpan-Lobos Protected Natural Area, Veracruz Reef System National Park, Bajos de Sisal Reef System; Caribbean Sea: Puerto Morelos Reef National Park and coast of Quintana Roo, southeast of Cuba, Antigua, Puerto Vargas and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Gairaca Bay, Colombia; Atlantic Ocean: north coast of Brazil.

Recognition characters. Body with small dark spots in both sexes. Female: uropodal endopod with six articles, exopod uniarticulate and shorter than the first article of endopod. Male: antennule as long as the length of the body; cheliped slender and longer than the total length of the body, fixed finger with a rounded process on distal inner margin; uropodal endopod with six articles.

Remarks. It inhabits between 0 and 200 m perpendicular to the shoreline, associated with mangrove roots, sponges ( A. compressa  , A. crassa  , A. fistularis  , C. nucula  , I. birotulata  , I. felix  , I. strobilina  ), seagrasses ( T. testudinum  ), algae ( A. fragilissima  , B. tenella  , C. cervicornis  , C. dasyphylla  , D. dichotoma  , D. obtusata  , Rhipocephalus  , U. lactuca  ), cnidarians ( Eunicea flexuosa Lamouroux  ), coral rubble, coral reefs, wood, soft bottoms and as part of the encrusting barnacles, at depths 5 to 50 m.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004), Winfield et al. (2007a, 2007b); Heard & Anderson (2009);

Heard et al. (2009); Winfield et al. (2010); Winfield et al. (2013); Guţu (2016); García-Madrigal et al. (2005); Jarquín-

González et al. (2015); Winfield et al. (2017), Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018).

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