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Published: 2016-03-30

Description of a new species of Victoriopisa Karaman & Barnard, 1979 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Eriopisidae) from China, with a key to the genus Victoriopisa

College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, China
College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, China
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Crustacea taxonomy mangrove distribution diagnosis


Victoriopisa multiartus sp. nov. is described from mangrove in Qi'ao Island, China. The new species differs from the other nine species of the genus Victoriopisa in the gnathopod I sexual dimorphism; propodus palm of gnathopod II with two excavations in female and one excavation in male; and terminal article of outer ramus in uropod III expanded, oval-shaped. A key to the genus Victoriopisa with ten species and a map of their distribution are provided.



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