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Deep-sea Tanaidacea (Peracarida) from the Gulf of Mexico

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2005. Buch. 382 S. Hardcover

Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004142107

Gewicht: 755 g

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: Crustaceana Monographs; 5

Produktbeschreibung

This book deals with a large number of deep-sea taxa of Tanaidacea from the Gulf of Mexico, primarily collected during the Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos Study and the North Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf Study. Four new genera, 'Aramaturatanais, Caudalonga, Insociabilitanais', and 'Pseudoarthrura' are described. Twenty-one new species belonging to those new genera and to 'Anarthruropsis, Araphura, Araphuroides, Chauliopleona, Filitanais, Leptognathia, Leptognathiella, Leviapseudes, Meromonakantha, Paragathotanais, Paranarthrura, Robustochelia', and 'Stenotanais' are described as well, in many cases by both sexes. The female of 'Paragathotanais typicus' and the male 'Pectinapseudes' magnus are described herein for the first time. The genus 'Crurispina' is renamed 'Spinitanaopsis' as its original name was found to be preoccupied.
Keys are presented for the genera 'Atlantapseudes, Pectinapseudes, Sphyrapoides, Kudinopasternakia, Paragathotanais, Paranarthrura, Anarthruropsis, Filitanais, Leptognathiella, Mesotanais, Araphura, Araphuroides, Robustochelia', and 'Stenotanais'.
Information about distribution and bathymetric range is included. Also, global distribution patterns and dispersal mechanisms applying to the Tanaidacea are discussed. Most deep-sea species appear to be widely distributed and show remarkably wide depth ranges. Misidentification is suggested as the cause of many of those apparently widely distributed tanaidaceans. Wide bathymetric ranges have been recorded for many species, and their apparent pressure tolerance may contribute to facilitating dispersal. The known distribution patterns in the Gulf of Mexico seem merely to reflect sampling effort.
In addition to the specific parts, this text gives a review of tanaidacean morphology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, development, reproduction, behaviour, and of other aspects of their biology.

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