Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK



Research Article

Four new species of the genus Leucon (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the Atlantic Frontier Margin


Salma H.  Shalla a1c1 and John D.D.  Bishop a2a3
a1 Port Erin Marine Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 6JA, UK
a2 Marine Biological Association, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, UK
a3 School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK

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Abstract

Four new species of the genus Leucon and subgenus Leucon (sensu Watling, 1991) are described from the Atlantic Frontier Margin and other north-east Atlantic localities. They are L. sarsi sp. nov., L. holti sp. nov., L. hanseni sp. nov. and L. afeni sp. nov. Leucon hanseni sp. nov. has previously been wrongly identified as L. serratus, the holotype of which is illustrated here. A lectotype is selected for L. nathorsti and the species is redescribed from the type series and from Atlantic Frontier Margin material. A list of other Leucon (Leucon) species found in the Atlantic Frontier Environmental Network surveys is given.

(Received August 28 2002)
(Accepted September 11 2003)


Correspondence:
c1 e-mail: s.h.shalla@liv.ac.uk