Remipedia: Species

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman


Speleonectes benjamini Yager, 1987

Speleonectes benjamini Yager, 1987: 302, figs 1-6.

Type material. HOLOTYPE: adult, 16.8 mm, USNM 228199.

Type locality. Asgard Cave, Sweeting's Cay, Grand Bahama Island, Bahama Islands.

Description. Based on Yager, 1987: 302, figs 1-6. Body length medium (4.9-18.0 mm), with 20-27 segments; pleura rounded posterolaterally. Head shield subrectangular. Antenna 1 long, 1/2 to 2/3 body length; dorsal ramus (exopod) with 15-16 articles; ventral ramus (endopod) with 10-14 articles. Antenna 2 exopod with about 50-70 plumose setae along margin. Maxilla 1 prehensile; articles 2 and 3 free; article 4 with 2 robust apical setae; article 5 with about 10 short to long robust setae, without endite, posterior margin rounded; article 7 a long slender terminal claw. Maxilla 2 prehensile; consecutively shorter and smaller distal to point of flexure; article 5 with a clump of moderate to long slender setae along posterior margin; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with distal short, slender setae; article 7 with long central spine, a row of subterminal spines and proximally opposing simple setae. Maxilliped prehensile; consecutively shorter distal to article 5 (point of flexure); with a clump of moderate to long slender setae; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with sparse, short, slender setae; article 6 divided into 3 articles; article 7 with long central spine, a row of subterminal spines and proximally opposing simple setae. Uropodal rami shorter or subequal in length to anal segment.

Distribution. Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.



Cite this publication as: 'Lowry, J.K. & M. Yerman (2002 onwards). Remipedia: Species. Version 1: 2 October 2002. http://crustacea.net'.