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A new species of Victoriopisa bantenensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Eriopisidae) from West Java, Indonesia



Victoriopisa bantenensis sp. nov. has not been previously reported and also the first record of the genus in Indonesian waters. It was collected from soft-bottom subtidal sediment in Banten Bay, West Java, Indonesia and is one of two Victoriopisa which has a notch on the anteroventral margin of the head. Victoriopisa bantenensis is characterized by the absence of eyes, the lateral cephalic lobes elongate and the absence of excavation on the gnathopod 2 propodus palm. Male and female of Victoriopisa bantenensis sp. nov shows sexually dimorphic characters on gnathopods 2. Male gnathopod 2 propodus palm without excavation while female with one excavation. Previously, 13 species of Victoriopisa has been described, and this one is the 14 species of the genus.



Crustacea, Amphipoda, Taxonomy, Victoriopisa, Biodiversity, Banten Bay, Java Sea

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