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Published: 2018-02-07

A new species of Microdeutopus, M. periergos sp. nov. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Senticaudata, Aoridae) from Cyprus (East Mediterranean Sea)

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland.
Institute of Marine Biology Biotechnology & Aquaculture (IMBBC), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Gournes Pediados, P.O. Box 2214, 71003 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Lab Ltd, 4533, Cyprus.
Crustacea Amphipoda taxonomy new species Microdeutopus Cyprus

Abstract

A new species of Microdeutopus, M. periergos sp. nov. is described from Cyprus. This brings the total number of species of Microdeutopus known from the Mediterranean Sea to twelve. It is described and figured here and a key to the genus is provided.

 

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How to Cite

MYERS, A., PLAITI, W., & ROUSOU, M. (2018). A new species of <em>Microdeutopus</em>, <em>M. periergos</em> sp. nov. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Senticaudata, Aoridae) from Cyprus (East Mediterranean Sea). Zootaxa, 4378(1), 144–150. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4378.1.11