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A new species of Lebbeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Caribbean Sea

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A new species of the hippolytid shrimp genus Lebbeus White, 1847 is described from the Von Damm Vent Field (VDVF) on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre, Caribbean Sea, at 2294 m water depth. Lebbeus virentova sp. nov. is defined and illustrated from seven specimens, with brief notes on its distribution and habitat. Molecular phylogenetic data from the COI mDNA region are used to analyse the species’ phylogenetic position, and its morphology is compared with previously described species. This new species represents the second family of caridean shrimp to be reported from the VDVF. Lebbeus virentova sp. nov. is the eighth member of the genus to be described from hydrothermal vents and appears to be the first hippolytid shrimp at a vent field known from outside the Pacific Ocean.

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Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon, Plouviez, Sophie and Van Dover, Cindy (2013) A new species of Lebbeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Caribbean Sea Journal of the Maine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93, (3), pp. 741-751. (doi:10.1017/S0025315412000884).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 August 2012
Published date: May 2013
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science


Local EPrints ID: 342396
PURE UUID: bf319651-ff20-41aa-a2fd-acb009dc0225

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Date deposited: 28 Aug 2012 09:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:29

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Author: Verity Nye
Author: Jon Copley
Author: Sophie Plouviez
Author: Cindy Van Dover

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