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A new species of Ampithoe Leach, 1814 (Senticaudata, Ampithoidae) from Brazilian coast



In this paper we describe a new species from Brazilian waters, Ampithoe suapensis sp. nov., from Pernambuco State, Brazil. This species is readily separated from its congeners by the following states of characters: mandible with palp slender, with 2 long setae on distal margin of article 3; gnathopod 2 propodus oval with palm densely setose, extremely acute and lacking ornamentation, peduncle of male uropod 1 with a blunt interramal process. Also, a key for the Ampithoe species found in Brazilian waters is provided.



Crustacea, Amphipoda, Ampithoidae, Ampithoe, taxonomy, new species, Brazil

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