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Published: 2024-01-08
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Cassidinidea andamanensis sp. nov., a new species of intertidal Sphaeromatidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) from the Andaman Islands, northern Indian Ocean

Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology; Pondicherry University; Brookshabad Campus; Port Blair–744112; Andaman & Nicobar Islands; India
Biodiversity & Geosciences Program; Queensland Museum; PO Box: 3300; South Brisbane BC; Queensland 4101; Australia; Water Research Group; Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management; North-West University; Private Bag X6001; Potchefstroom; 2520; South Africa
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology; Pondicherry University; Brookshabad Campus; Port Blair–744112; Andaman & Nicobar Islands; India
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology; Pondicherry University; Brookshabad Campus; Port Blair–744112; Andaman & Nicobar Islands; India
Crustacea Sphaeromatidae Cassidinidea intertidal Andaman Islands India Indian Ocean


Cassidinidea andamanensis sp. nov. was collected from intertidal habitats on the coast of South Andaman, Andaman Islands, India and is described and illustrated in detail. Cassidinidea andamanensis sp. nov. the second definitive record of the genus from India, is characterized by: smooth body surface, prominently convex epistome anterior margin, pleotelson dorsal smooth surface and the posterior margin is subtruncate and weakly convex with small setae, the appendix masculina posterior margin is narrowly rounded.



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