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Nebalia kocatasi sp. nov., a new species of leptostracan (Crustacea: Phyllocarida) from Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 October 2007

Juan Moreira
Affiliation:
Estación de Bioloxía Mariña da GrañaUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela, Casa do Hórreo e Casa da Estrela, Rúa da Ribeira 1–4 (A Graña), E-15590 Ferrol, Spain Departamento de Zooloxía e Antropoloxía Física and Instituto de Acuicultura, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Campus Sur, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cengiz Kocak
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, TR-35100 Bornova Izmir, Turkey
Tuncer Katagan
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, TR-35100 Bornova Izmir, Turkey

Abstract

Nebalia kocatasi sp. nov. (Crustacea: Leptostraca) is described from specimens collected off the coast of Turkey (Aegean Sea). The new species differs from the other known species of the genus in having a rostrum about 2.4 times as long as wide, the antennular scale is twice as long as wide, the third article of the antennule has up to four short distal spines, the third article of the antenna has three robust spines on the external lateral face, the two distalmost being the longest, the endopod of the second maxila is composed of two sub-equal articles, the exopod of the second maxilla is as long as the first article of the endopod, pleonites 6–7 have pointed denticles along the posterior dorsal borders, the protopod of pleopod 4 has 2–3 serrations along the posterior border and the terminal seta of the caudal furca is about twice the length of rami. This is the second leptostracan species reported to date from the eastern Mediterranean.

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Copyright
2007 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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