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A new species of Bathynomus Milne Edwards, 1879 (Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from The Bahamas, Western Atlantic

Shark Research and Conservation Program, the Cape Eleuthera Institute, PO Box EL-26029, Eleuthera, The Bahamas.
Museum of Tropical Queensland, Queensland Museum, 70–102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Australia 4810; Water Research Group (Ecology), Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
Shark Research and Conservation Program, the Cape Eleuthera Institute, PO Box EL-26029, Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, 3618 Hwy 98, St. Teresa, Florida 32358, USA.
Florida State University, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, 117 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32306.
Florida State University, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, 117 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32306.
Arcadia University, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Glenside, PA 19038.
Shark Research and Conservation Program, the Cape Eleuthera Institute, PO Box EL-26029, Eleuthera, The Bahamas.
Crustacea Cirolanidae new species deep-sea sub-tropical scavenger


A new species of cirolanid isopod, Bathynomus maxeyorum sp. nov., from The Bahamas, Western Atlantic, is described. This species represents the fourth species of Bathynomus to be described from the tropical and sub-tropical Western Atlantic. Bathynomus maxeyorum sp. nov. is characterized by 7 broad short pleotelsonic spines, with setation running along ~80% of the posterior margin of the pleotelson. Genetic analysis indicates a ~14% sequence divergence from the sympatric species Bathynomus giganteus.



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