Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Article

Nebalia troncosoi sp. nov., a new species of leptostracan (Crustacea: Phyllocarida: Leptostraca) from Galicia, Iberian Peninsula (north-east Atlantic)

Juan  Moreira a1c1, Eva  Cacabelos a1 and Marta  Domínguez a1
a1 Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal, Facultade de Ciencias, Campus de Lagoas-Marcosende, s/n, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, E-36200, Spain


A new species of leptostracan (Crustacea: Phyllocarida: Leptostraca) belonging to the genus Nebalia, N. troncosoi sp. nov., is described from specimens collected off the Galician coast (Iberian Peninsula, north-east Atlantic). The new species is relatively common in sandy bottoms. It is characterized by having a long rostrum, an eye with small distal lobes, an antennular flagellum with up to seven articles, the exopod of the second maxilla longer than the first article of the endopod, and acute denticles along the posterior dorsal border of pleonites 6–7.

(Received June 6 2002)
(Accepted February 9 2003)

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