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Published: 2018-07-23

A new species of Ledoyerella, L. kunensis sp. nov. (Amphipoda, Senticaudata, Kamakidae) from South West Africa

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Seestr. 15, D-18119 Rostock, Germany.
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland.
Crustacea Amphipoda Ledoyerella taxonomy new species marine South West Africa


A new species of kamakid amphipod, Ledoyerella kunensis sp. nov., is described from waters off Namibia and Angola. This is the first record of this genus in the Atlantic. The taxon is fully described and figured and is compared with the other known species of the genus occurring in waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean.



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