|A second species of Rothium, an intertidal beetle from the Gulf of California (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)|
Moore, I. (1978). A second species of Rothium, an intertidal beetle from the Gulf of California (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 54: 155-156
In: The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. Pacific Coast Entomological Society: San Francisco,. ISSN 0031-0603, more
Staphylinidae Latreille, 1804 [WoRMS]
The genus Rothium, along with its type species, was recently described (Moore and Legner, 1977) from a series of specimens taken from the rocky intertidal coast of northern Sonora, Mexico, in the Gulf of California. Fifteen specimens of a second species of this genus have since been collected in the same habitat on the seashore of the southern part of the Gulf of California in Sinaloa, Mexico. The second species closely resembles the first in size and color, but is quite different in the size of the eyes, length of the elytra and other body configurations.