Organisms Diversity & Evolution 1 (2001)
Electronic Supplement 6

Marina V. Malyutina, J. Wolfgang Wägele, Nils Brenke:
New records of little known deep-sea Echinothambematidae (Crustacea: Isopoda: Asellota) with redescription of Vemathambema elongata Menzies, 1962 and description of a new species from the Argentina Basin.

print version: Org. Divers. Evol. 1(4): 321-322. 2001 (abstract only)
electr. suppl.: full article pdf-format, 6.3 MB


The family Echinothambematidae and the genus Vemathambema Menzies, 1962 are rediagnosed. A redescription of Vemathambema elongata Menzies, 1962 from the Angola Basin and the description of Vemathambema argentinensis sp. nov. from the Argentina Basin of the South Atlantic are presented. The new species can easily be distinguished from Vemathambema elongata by its larger opercular pleopods and deeper constrictions of pereonites two to four.

Key words: Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota, Echinothambematidae, taxonomy, deep-sea, Vemathambema argentinensis n. sp., South Atlantic

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