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Normjonesia danieli, a new genus and species of nannastacid cumacean (Malacostraca: Peracarida) from the southwest Florida Continental Shelf
Petrescu, I.; Heard, R.W. (2001). Normjonesia danieli, a new genus and species of nannastacid cumacean (Malacostraca: Peracarida) from the southwest Florida Continental Shelf. J. Crust. Biol. 21(2): 469-474
In: Journal of Crustacean Biology. Crustacean Society: Washington. ISSN 0278-0372, more
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  • Petrescu, I.
  • Heard, R.W.

Abstract
    The nannastacid cumacean, Normjonesia danieli, n. g., n. sp., is described from a depth of 88 m on the Southwest Florida shelf in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The new genus appears to have its closest affinities with Campylaspis Sars and Cubanocuma Bacescu and Muradian, also known from the shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea. A combination of characters, including: (1) the apparent lack of terminal aesthetes on antenna 1; (2) the absence of exopods on the female; (3) the presence of 5 pairs of exopods on the male; and (4) the presence of long terminal setae on the third maxilliped, distinguishes Normjonesia from the other known genera of the family Nannastacidae.

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