Remipedia: Species

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman


Lasionectes entrichoma Yager & Schram, 1986

Lasionectes entrichoma Yager & Schram, 1986: 66, figs 1-3. --Schram, Yager & Emerson, 1986: 23, figs 14-27.

Type material. HOLOTYPE: adult, 31.5 mm, USNM 316978. PARATYPES: 39 specimens, SDNHM.

Type locality. Old Blue Hill Cave, Providenciales Island, Turkes and Caicos, Bristish west Indies.

Description. Based on Yager & Schram, 1986: 66, figs 1-3. Body length large (9.0-32.8 mm), with 16-32 segments; pleura rounded posterolaterally. Head shield subrectangular. Antenna 1 short, less than 1/3 body length; dorsal ramus (exopod) with 12 articles; ventral ramus (endopod) with 8-9 articles. Antenna 2 exopod with about 20-26 plumose setae along margin. Maxilla 1i0 prehensile; articles 2 and 3 free; article 4 with 2 robust apical setae; article 5 with dense row of slender setae along each crest, endite present, double-crested; article 7 short. Maxilla 2 strongly prehensile; long, narrow distal to point of flexure; article 5 with a fringe of slender setae along posterior margin; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with a fringe of slender setae along posterior margin; article 7 trifid with a long central spine and 2 shorter subterrminal spines plus a comb-row of smaller spines and a proximal pad with fan of setae. Maxilliped strongly prehensile; long, narrow distal to article 5 (point of flexure); with a fringe of slender setae along posterior margin; posterior margin distal to point of flexure with a fringe of slender setae along posterior margin; article 6 divided into 3 articles; article 7 trifid with a long central spine and 2 shorter subterminal spines plus a comb-row of smaller spines and a proximal pad with fan of setae. Uropodal rami shorter or subequal in length to anal segment.

Distribution. Providenciales, The Turks and Caicos.



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