Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Article

First record of Enoplometopus callistus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Nephropidae) in the Cape Verde Islands

Sonia Elsy  Merino a1c1 and J. Alistair  Lindley a2
a1 Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP), CP 132, Mindelo, S. Vicente, Cabo Verde, West Africa
a2 Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, UK

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merino se   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
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Enoplometopus callistus is reported for the first time from the Cape Verde Islands. In January 2001 two specimens were captured in depths of 100–150 m as by-catch in the lobster fisheries. One of them was dissected and kept in alcohol for future reference, the second one was put into an aquarium. The existing data on the distributions of the two Atlantic species of this genus, E. antillensis and E. callistus, indicate that the latter is restricted to the waters of the East Atlantic.

(Received January 26 2003)
(Accepted September 6 2003)

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