Spelaeogriphacea: Species

J.K. Lowry & M. Yerman


Potiicoara brasiliensis Pires, 1987

Potiicoara brasiliensis Pires, 1987: 226, figs 1-22.

Type material. HOLOTYPE: female, 7.1 mm, MZSP 7343. PARATYPES: 2 females, MZSP 7344; 3 females, danified, IOUSP 198; 2 females, 1 juvenile, IOUSP 199.

Type locality. Gruta do Lago Azul, Bodoquena Mountains (21° 08'S 56° 35'W) Brazil.

Diagnosis. Based on Pires, 1987: 226, figs 1-22.

Head antenna 1 not sexually dimorphic; 2 long and broad as peduncular article 3. Mandibular palp with 3 articles; maxilla 1 with 2 apical pappose setae; maxillipedal palp articles 2 and 3 with few mesial setae. Maxillipedal epipod thick and ovate. Maxillipedal epipod as long as endite. Pleopods 1-4 similar in juveniles and females. Pleopods 1-4 endopod without basal, laterally directed lobe. Pleopod 5 well developed. Oostegites on pereopods 1-5.

Habitat. Freshwater, or Stygobiont.

Distribution. Bodoquena Mountains, Brazil.



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