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Redescription of the rare amphipod crustacean Pseudaeginella montoucheti (Quitete, 1971) from Brazil

Author(s): Mariana Lacerda | Ichiro Takeuchi | Setuko Masunari

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 146;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Amphipoda | Pseudaeginella montoucheti (Quitete | 1971) | Redescription | Santa Catarina | Brazil

Pseudaeginella montoucheti (Quitete, 1971) is redescribed based on newly collected specimens from red and brown algae and tubiculous polychaete colony that were obtained from shallow waters at Tamboretes Archipelago, Balneário Barra do Sul and Sepultura Beach, Bombinhas, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Of 10 species of Pseudaeginella so far reported, P. montoucheti is closest to P. sanctipauli Laubitz, 1995, but differs from the latter bymore numerous body spines including ventro-lateral ones over gills on pereonites 3 and 4, and the antenna 1 length measuring half body length. An identification key for Pseudaeginella species and a checklist of Caprellidea occurring along the Brazilian coasts are also presented.

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