Remipedia: Species

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman


Speleonectes tulumensis Yager, 1987

Speleonectes tulumensis Yager, 1987: 161, figs 1-2a-f.

Type material. HOLOTYPE: adult, 27.5 mm, USNM 233533. PARATYPES: 1 adult, 1 juvenile, USNM 233534; 14 adults, 6 juveniels; 1 adult, 1 juvenile; 2 adults, 1 subadult in the collection of Jill Yager.

Type locality. Carwash Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Description. Based on Yager, 1987: 161, figs 1-2a-f. Body length medium or large (7.2-30.2 mm), with 17-38 segments; pleura rounded posterolaterally. Head shield subrectangular. Antenna 1 dorsal ramus (exopod) with 11 articles; ventral ramus (endopod) with 9-10 articles. Maxilla 1i0 prehensile; articles 2 and 3 free; article 4 with 2 robust apical setae; article 5 with 1-2 robust broad based setae, endite present, conical in shape; 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. 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. Uropodal rami more than 3 x length of anal segment.

Distribution. Quintana Roo, Mexico.


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