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


Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon, Plouviez, Sophie and Van Dover, Cindy (2012) 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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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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/S0025315412000884
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science
ePrint ID: 342396
Date :
Date Event
13 August 2012e-pub ahead of print
May 2013Published
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 09:28
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 12:24
Projects:
Hydrothermal activity and deep-ocean biology of the Mid-Cayman Rise
Funded by: NERC (NE/F017774/1)
Led by: Jonathan Timothy Copley
15 September 2009 to 1 March 2014
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342396

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