Stenetrium assumentum, Kensley & Schotte, 2002

Kensley, B & Schotte, M, 2002, New species and records of Asellota from the Indian Ocean (Crustacea: Peracarida: Isopoda), Journal of Natural History 36, pp. 1421-1461: 1452-1453

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Stenetrium assumentum

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Stenetrium assumentum   sp. nov.

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Type material. HOLOTYPE: ZMUC, 4.9 mm, sta CRU-1904, intertidal reef at, Bawe Island , Zanzibar, 26 September 1995   . PARATYPES: ZMUC, two 3.5–4.8 mm, one ovigerous 6.0 mm   , USNM 253292 View Materials , one 4.5 mm, sta CRU-1890, coral heads in sand, Changuu Island , Zanzibar, 7 m, 19 September 1995   .

Diagnosis. Cephalon with strong anterolateral and antennal teeth; rostrum basally broader than long, anterior margin straight. Eyes reniform. Scattered reticulation of red-brown pigment on cephalon, pereonites and pleotelson, latter with large strongly pigmented middorsal patch at base. Pereopod 1 of male, carpus not produced posterodistally; propodus expanded, with strong tooth demarcating palm, followed by two small teeth, deep U-shaped emargination plus single tooth close to articulation of dactylus; latter with about 15 small setae on cutting margin. Operculum of female roughly pentagonal, 1.5 times longer than wide.

Etymology. The speciŽc name, from the Latin assumentum   , a patch, refers to the strong blob of pigment at the base of the pleotelson.


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