Alloleptochelia longimana ( Shiino 1963 ),

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: 64

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Alloleptochelia longimana ( Shiino 1963 )


Alloleptochelia longimana ( Shiino 1963) 

( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 C–D)

Examined material. TA: six individuals. CNCR 34796. Tr-Loc : M52- Dzilam , Yucatan, Mexico 21°25’57.859’’N 88°44’7.216’’W, 1♀, 1♂, 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, 3♀, one ♂, 15 May 2005, 13 November 2005, 13 March 2006, coll. AV, SP; collected at depths of 0.9–16 m, in medium sand and fine sand, with Caulerpa  , H. wrightii  and Syringodium  GoogleMaps  .

Local distribution. ( Table 1, Fig. 2View FIGURE 2).

Geographical distribution. GoM: southwest of Florida, Tuxpan-Lobos Protected Natural Area, Veracruz Reef System National Park, Bajos de Sisal Reef System; Caribbean Sea: Caiman Islands, Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, Quintana Roo coast; Indo-Pacific Region: Nha-Trang Bay, south of Vietnam.

Recognition characters. Female: antennule with three articles; uropodal exopod as long or longer than first article of endopod, endopod with six articles. Male: cheliped slender and longer than the total length of the body, with small teeth on proximal inner margin; uropodal endopod with six articles.

Remarks. It inhabits coral reefs, associated with sponges such as A. crassa  and C. nucula  , algae such as D. dichotoma  , D. delicatula  , and S. natans  , and barnacle tests such as A. amphitrite  ; it also lives in coral rubble and soft bottoms at depths 1 to 50 m depth.

References. Shiino (1963); Heard et al. (2004); Suárez-Morales et al. (2004); Winfield et al. (2013); Jarquín-González et al. (2015); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Winfield et al. (2017), Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018); Stępień et al. (2018).


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