Joeropsis pentagona, 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: 1434

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Joeropsis pentagona

sp. nov.

Joeropsis pentagona   sp. nov.

(Žgure 7J–L)

Type material. HOLOTYPE: USNM 253231 View Materials , ovigerous 2.0 mm, sta K-SEY-21, clumps of Amphiroa   alga on reef at, Mahé Island, Seychelles, 1 m, 25 February 1989   . PARATYPES: USNM 253232 View Materials , two 1.8–2.1 mm, same data as holotype   .

Diagnosis. Rostrum as long as wide, pentagonal, apically subacute. Lateral margins of cephalon entire. Lateral margins of pleotelson having three widely spaced teeth, interspersed with Žne setae. Uropodal basis having strong mesiodistal hook, three small teeth on distomesial margin. Narrow red-brown band of pigment along posterolateral and posterior margin of cephalon.

Etymology. The speciŽc name refers to the Žve-sided rostrum.