Myopiarolis, Bruce, 2009

Bruce, Niel, 2009, New genera and species of the marine isopod family Serolidae (Crustacea, Sphaeromatidea) from the southwestern Pacific, ZooKeys 18 (18), pp. 17-76 : 40-41

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.18.96

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:87B9757A-986D-4CCC-8276-146A617FC905

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791557

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039D87BF-9E1A-FF90-BEA7-FAA699746F5D

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Plazi

scientific name

Myopiarolis
status

 

Key to the southwestern Pacific species of Myopiarolis

The key allows identification of males and females. Size is significant in species differentiation and size is included for all species even if not diagnostic. Dorsal tubercles may be small or weakly defined and need to viewed laterally and obliquely with reflected lighting to be clearly seen.

1 Dorsal surfaces of pereonites and pleonites without tubercles...................... 2 – Dorsal surfaces of pereonites and pleonites with tubercles........................... 4 2 Male coxal sternites 2–4 not elevated, without mesial X-shaped ridge......... 3

– Male coxal sternites 2–4 elevated, with mesial X-shaped ridge; average size of 11.6 mm (3) and 12.7 mm (♀) ........................................... M. systir sp. n.

3 Body dorsal surfaces punctate; head with submedian tubercle anterior to each eye; size range 18.4–21.6 mm ................................................ M. koro sp. n.

– Body dorsal surfaces not punctate; head without submedian tubercles; size range of males 16.7–16.9 mm (3), 18.5 mm (♀)... M. novaecaledoniae

4 Posterior of pereonites 1–3 with row of fine submarginal tubercles; lateral margin of pereonites 3 and 4 with single small distinct tubercle; dorsum smooth; pleotelson without longitudinal median carina; average size 10.6 mm (3), 12.8 mm (♀) ............................................ M. norfanz sp. n.

– Posterior margin pereonite 3, 4, 6, 7 and pleonites with single fine median tubercle; dorsum punctate; pleotelson with longitudinal median carina; size 14.5 mm (3) ........................................................................ M. lippa sp. n.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Serolidae