A new species of Elasmopus (Amphipoda: Hadzioidea: Maeridae) from Suape Harbor, Northeastern Brazilian coast

André R. Senna
2011 Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências  
A new amphipod species of the genus Elasmopus Costa, 1853 is described based on material collected from intertidal rocky shore, near the Suape Harbor, coast of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The new species may be recognized by the propodus of gnathopod 2 suboval, slightly tapering distally, palmar margin not defined by a stout seta, spine, or palmar corner, with a subdistal blunt tubercle, posterior margin covered by a dense fringe of plumose setae, and posterior margin of basis of
more » ... of basis of pereopod 7 castelloserrate. This is the ninety-fifth species of the genus Elasmopus described worldwide, the most diverse genus in the family Maeridae Krapp-Schickel, 2008, and the eighth species recorded from Brazilian waters. An identification key to Brazilian species of Elasmopusis also provided.
doi:10.1590/s0001-37652011005000027 pmid:21808924 fatcat:bkwwkvtenzhpfpzxacx36awgba