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Taxonomy and ecology of sandy beach Eurydice (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the West coast of South Africa
Bruce, N.L.; Soares, A.G. (1996). Taxonomy and ecology of sandy beach Eurydice (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the West coast of South Africa. Cah. Biol. Mar. 37(1): 77-98
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Isopoda, Cirolanidae, Eurydice, sandy beaches, zonation, South Africa

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  • Bruce, N.L., more
  • Soares, A.G.

Abstract
    Eurydice barnardi sp. nov., and Eurydice kensleyi sp. nov., are described from intertidal sandy beaches on the West coast of South Africa. The former species appears adapted to a fossorial existence, probably feeding on nematodes, while the latter is a more active swimmer which feeds on polychaetes. Eurydice longicornis, a subtidal species long considered the only species of the genus in South Africa, is redescribed from the type material. The ecology and biology of the species are detailed, and a key provided to the South African species Eurydice.

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