Joeropsis algensis, 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: 1430

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Joeropsis algensis

sp. nov.

Joeropsis algensis   sp. nov.

(Žgure 6A–C)

Type material. HOLOTYPE: USNM 253362 View Materials , 1.7 mm, sta K-SEY-15, coral rubble with algal turf, Mahé Island, Seychelles, 2–3 m, 1 May 1984   . PARATYPES: USNM 253213 View Materials , two 1.6–2.0 mm, sta K-SEY-23, intertidal algal turf on reef crest, Mahé Island, Seychelles, 25 February 1989   .

Diagnosis. Rostrum low, twice wider than midlength, anterior margin convex. Lateral margins of cephalon entire. Lateral margins of pleotelson with four small teeth. Uropodal basis with strong mediodistal tooth. Red-brown network of pigment on dorsal cephalon, faint pigment streaks on Žrst four pereonites, two small patches anteriorly on pleotelson.

Etymology. The speciŽc name, from the Latin meaning ‘from algae’, refers to the species’ habitat.