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Deep sea decapod crustaceans of São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago, Equatorial Atlantic, Brazil

DIOGO MARTINS NUNES, RÔMULO COSTA PIRES FERREIRA, FÁBIO H. V. HAZIN, PAULO TRAVASSOS, JESSER FIDELIS DE SOUZA-FILHO

Abstract


Six species of deep sea decapod crustaceans (Chaceon gordonae, Bathynectes longispina, Dromia bollorei, Homola mini-ma, Nematocarcinus gracilipes and Plesionika martia) were sampled around the vicinity of São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago, Brazil (0°55´N; 29°21´W), after nine scientific surveys to explore demersal and benthic species in the area. Specimens were collected by bottom traps between 200 and 700 m deep, from 2012 to 2015. The current record enlarges the knowledge of the distribution of five of these species, new to the Archipelago. Chaceon gordonae was previously known to the area.

 


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Crustacea, Brazilian Oceanic Island, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Brachyura, Caridea, Chaceon gordonae

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