Pseudoleptochelia, Lang, 1973

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: 63-64

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

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scientific name

Pseudoleptochelia
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Pseudoleptochelia  sp.

Material examined. TA: 143 individuals. CNCR 35348. Tr-Loc: Madagascar, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°26’30.12’’N 90°17’25.9’’W, two individuals, 29 May 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 15 m depth; Tr-Loc: Tanchit, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°21’53.3’’N 90°04’05.4’’W, 69 individuals, 31 May 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 8 m depth; Tr-Loc: Bajo Diez, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°20’50.8’’N 90°08’53.0’’W, three 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, 29 individuals, 04 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 8 m depth; Tr-Loc: Boyas, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°20’23.9’’N 89°40’42.0’’W, one individual, 05 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 4 m depth; Tr- Loc: Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°18’13.3’’N 89°39’59.9’’W, 25 individuals, 05 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 1 m depth; Tr-Loc: Bocana, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°13’56.5’’N 89°53’20.1’’W, 13 individuals, 06 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 1 m depth; Tr-Loc: Punta Piedra, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°09’24.5’’N 90°05’30.9’’W, one individual, 08 June 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 1 m depth. These specimens were collected in algae such as Asparagopsis Montagne  , B. tenella  , C. racemosa  , Chondria dasyphylla (Woodward) C. Agardh  , D. dichotoma  , H. spinella  , Sargassum natans (Linnaeus) Gaillon  , Udotea  , cnidaria such as P. guadalupensis  , in barnacle tests such as Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin)  , coral rubble, plastic rope and wood. The abundance of females and males was not recorded for this species.

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

Geographical distribution. Atlantic Ocean: southern Florida; GoM: western Florida; Caribbean Sea: Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, Quintana Roo, Caiman Islands, Puerto Vargas, Costa Rica; Pacific Ocean: Murcielago Islands, Costa Rica.

Recognition characters. Female: antennule short with the first article wider than long; cephalothorax without demarcation of the second thoracomere; uropod endopod with three articles. Male: eyes bigger than females; antennule with 10–11 articles, with aesthetasc bundles throughout the entire flagellum (except the terminal article); chela carpo-chelate (hook form), with an underdeveloped, or lacking, carpal process.

Remarks. This species occurs in association with sponges such as I. birotulata  , Desmapsamma anchorata (Carter)  , mangrove roots, algae, seagrass such as T. testudinum  , coral rubble.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004); García-Madrigal et al. (2005); Heard et al. (2009); Bam- ber (2013); Morales-Núñez et al. (2013); Winfield et al. (2013); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Winfield et al. (2017); Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018).

TA

Timescale Adventures Research and Interpretive Center

GR

Université J. Fourier - Grenoble I

MA

Real Jardín Botánico

UP

University of Papua and New Guinea