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A new species of Metaprotella (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae) from east Africa, with key to the genera of Protellidae and discussion of generic characters
Larsen, K. (1997). A new species of Metaprotella (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae) from east Africa, with key to the genera of Protellidae and discussion of generic characters. J. Nat. Hist. 31: 1203-1212. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222939700770641
In: Journal of Natural History. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0022-2933, more
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    Marine
Author keywords
    Crustacea, Amphipoda, Caprellidea, Protellidae, Metaprotella, taxonomy, Zanzibar

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  • Larsen, K.

Abstract
    A new species of the genus Metaprotella (Protellidae: Caprellidea) is described from Zanzibar Is. in the western Indian ocean. Full description is given for the adult male and female. Diagnostic features are: peduncle of antenna 2 with one ventral spine at basis; gnathopod 2 basis as long as pereonite 2, the inferior margin of propodus with several conspicuous rows of dense setae on each side (males only), dactylus decreasing 50% in width medially on the male, about 20% on the female. The systematic position of the genus and other genera in the Protellidae is discussed. The genus Protellina is transferred to the family and a key to the genera in the family is given.

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