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On the presence of the deep-sea blind lobster Stereomastis suhmi (Decapoda: Polychelidae) in Southwestern Atlantic waters and its circum-Antarctic distribution
Farias, N.E.; Ocampo, E.H.; Luppi, T.A. (2015). On the presence of the deep-sea blind lobster Stereomastis suhmi (Decapoda: Polychelidae) in Southwestern Atlantic waters and its circum-Antarctic distribution. N.Z. J. Zool. 42(2): 119-125. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/03014223.2015.1013041
In: New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research: Wellington. ISSN 0301-4223, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Argentina, barcoding, Crustacea, deep-sea, new record

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  • Farias, N.E.
  • Ocampo, E.H.
  • Luppi, T.A.

Abstract
    Here we report on the presence of the deep-sea blind lobster Stereomastis suhmi in the Southwestern Atlantic. The species identification was based on morphological traits and confirmed with genetic barcoding. The specimen analysed shows little difference from previous descriptions. This work extends the range of S. suhmi in America, where it was previously limited to the Pacific coasts off Chile, to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata, Argentina, and confirms its circumpolar presence with molecular data. A review of all available records shows that the overall distribution of the species is well correlated with the presence of Antarctic Intermediate Waters suggesting that the species habitat is restricted to cold and relatively low-salinity/oxygen-rich waters.

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