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New Atlantic material and redescription of the type specimens of the giant abyssal amphipod Alicella gigantea Chevreux (Crustacea)
De Broyer, C.; Thurston, M.H. (1987). New Atlantic material and redescription of the type specimens of the giant abyssal amphipod Alicella gigantea Chevreux (Crustacea). Zoologica Scri. 16(4): 335-350. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1987.tb00079.x
In: Zoologica Scripta. Blackwell: Stockholm. ISSN 0300-3256, more
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  • De Broyer, C., more
  • Thurston, M.H.

Abstract
    French abyssal campaigns SEABED 2 and DEMERABY to the Central Atlantic Ocean collected new specimens of the largest known amphipod Alicella gigantea Chevreux in baited traps and for the first time by bottom trawling. Type material from the Madeira Abyssal Plain is fully redescribed. New Atlantic material and the new Pacific material reported by other authors elsewhere are compared to the types. Some aspects of feeding are investigated and an analysis of the stomach contents of a giant male specimen provides an estimate of minimum feeding rate for this necrophagous amphipod.

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