Leucothoe epidemos White & Thomas, 2009

White, Kristine N., 2011, A taxonomic review of the Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) 3078, Zootaxa 3078 (1), pp. 1-113: 50-51

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3078.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5244153

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D8786-FFCE-FFE0-FF71-EF77FB878BB6

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Felipe

scientific name

Leucothoe epidemos White & Thomas, 2009
status

 

Leucothoe epidemos White & Thomas, 2009  

Leucothoe epidemos White & Thomas, 2009: 505–508   View Cited Treatment , figs 7, 8.

Type locality and specimens. Watsons Bay , Lizard Island, 14°39.41'S 145° 27.14°E. Holotype, male, 14.6 mm, AM P 70663 View Materials ; paratype, female, 12.7 mm, AM P 71221 View Materials . GoogleMaps  

Material examined. Unmeasured males and females, AM P 70663 View Materials , AM P 71221 View Materials , AM P 70631 View Materials , AM P 70589 View Materials , AM P 70647 View Materials , AM P 70662 View Materials , AM P 70736 View Materials , AM P 70754 View Materials , AM P 70761 View Materials , AM P 70764 View Materials , AM P 70918 View Materials , AM P 70970 View Materials , AM P 70885 View Materials , AM P 17028 View Materials , AM P 71175 View Materials , AM P 71184 View Materials , AM P 71100 View Materials , AM P 71168 View Materials , AM P 71260 View Materials , AM P 71230 View Materials , AM P 71281 View Materials , AM P 71377 View Materials , AM P 71354 View Materials , AM P 71380 View Materials , AM P 71372 View Materials , AM P 71358 View Materials , AM P 71427 View Materials , AM P 71416 View Materials , AM P 71492 View Materials . Diagnosis based on description by White & Thomas (2009).

Diagnosis. Eyes posteriorly concave. Mandibular palp article 2 with 17–18 distal setae. Gnathopod 1 coxa with one facial seta; basis anterior margin with 12 setae; carpus proximal margin with three serrate rows, distal margin setose. Gnathopod 2 basis widened anterodistally with three distal tubercles, anterior margin with 12–14 setae; carpus distally truncate, spoon-like, smooth; propodus with one mediofacial setal row displaced to midline, palm convex with four major projections.

Female (sexually dimorphic characters). Gnathopod 2 carpus not spoon-like, anterior margin serrate; propodus mediofacial setal row less setose; submarginal setal row with eight setae. Pereopod 3 with marginal setae.

Habitat. Among algae and coral rubble; 2– 20 m.

Host. Ascidians: Polycarpa aurata ( Quoy and Gaimard, 1834)   , Atriolum robustum Kott, 1983   and Styela sp   ; Sponge: Spirastrella vagabunda ( Ridley, 1884)   .

Distribution. Pacific Ocean: Lizard Island, Australia ( White & Thomas, 2009).

AM

Australian Museum

P

Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN) - Vascular Plants

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Ericales

Family

Ericaceae

Genus

Leucothoe

Loc

Leucothoe epidemos White & Thomas, 2009

White, Kristine N. 2011
2011
Loc

Leucothoe epidemos

White, K. N. & Thomas, J. D. 2009: 508
2009