Campylonotus arntzianus, a new species of the Campylonotidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from the Scotia Sea (Antarctica)


Thatje, Sven (2003) Campylonotus arntzianus, a new species of the Campylonotidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from the Scotia Sea (Antarctica). Polar Biology, 26, (4), 242-248. (doi:10.1007/s00300-002-0469-5).

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Description/Abstract

Two specimens of Campylonotus arntzianus
sp. nov. were caught in the Antarctic Scotia Sea off
Saunders Island (5740.31’S, 2627.81’W) using an Agassiz
trawl at one station (depth: 475–589 m). The new
species described here is the fifth representative of the
monogeneric family Campylonotidae, and the first of the
family south of the Antarctic Convergence. Campylonotus
arntzianus sp. nov. is a shrimp of about 5 cm in total
length. Due to similarities in adult morphology,
C. arntzianus sp. nov. seems to be closely related to
C. capensis, a deep-sea species from the Southern
Atlantic Ocean. A simple key for the species identification
of the Campylonotidae is provided.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0722-4060 (print)
1432-2056 (electronic)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 165293
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:18
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/165293

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