Lysmata intermedia ( Kingsley, 1878 ),

Pachelle, Paulo P. G., Anker, Arthur, Mendes, Cecili B. & Bezerra, Luis E. A., 2016, Decapod crustaceans from the state of Ceará, northeastern Brazil: an updated checklist of marine and estuarine species, with 23 new records, Zootaxa 4131 (1), pp. 1-63: 16

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scientific name

Lysmata intermedia ( Kingsley, 1878 )
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Lysmata intermedia ( Kingsley, 1878) 

( Figure 9View FIGURE 9)

Hippolysmata intermedia Kingsley 1878: 90  .

Material examined. Brazil, Ceará: 1 hermaphrodite, LABOMAR-UFC 443, Fortaleza, Praia de Meireles, coll. J. Fausto Filho, 14.viii. 1969; 1 hermaphrodite, MZUSP 33034, Paracuru, Praia da Pedra Rachada, rocky intertidal, under rocks, coll. A. Anker & P.P.G. Pachelle, 04.vii. 2012 [fcn 12-163]; 1 ov. hermaphrodite, LIMCE-UFC 841, Paracuru, Praia da Pedra Rachada, rocky intertidal, under large rock, coll. P.P.G. Pachelle & C.B. Mendes, 31.i. 2014 [fcn PP 14 -014].

Distribution. Western Atlantic: USA (Florida Keys), Caribbean Sea (e.g., Trinidad & Tobago, Curaçao), Brazil (Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Bahia  , Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro) ( Christoffersen 1998; Coelho et al. 2006; Riul et al. 2008; Almeida et al. 2012; Barros-Alves et al. 2015; present study).

Remarks. Lysmata intermedia  is extremely difficult to distinguish, at least based on morphological grounds only, from the recently described L. jundalini Rhyne, Calado & Dos Santos, 2012  , from the Caribbean Sea ( Rhyne et al. 2012). However, the two species can be easily separated from each other by their diagnostic colour patterns, the most important features being the much wider longitudinal bands on the abdomen and the presence of a deepblue patch on the thoracic sternum, between the anterior walking legs, in L. jundalini  . The colour pattern of the Ceará specimens of L. intermedia  ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9) matches perfectly that of the Caribbean specimens in Rhyne et al. (2012: fig. 5).

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Hippolytidae

Genus

Lysmata

Loc

Lysmata intermedia ( Kingsley, 1878 )

Pachelle, Paulo P. G., Anker, Arthur, Mendes, Cecili B. & Bezerra, Luis E. A. 2016
2016
Loc

Hippolysmata intermedia

Kingsley 1878: 90