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Bythocaris cosmetops (Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) in the western Mediterranean Sea
Raso, J.E.G.; Marina, P.; Baro, J. (2011). Bythocaris cosmetops (Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) in the western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 4: e52. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1755267211000467
In: Marine Biodiversity Records. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. e-ISSN 1755-2672, more
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Keywords
    Bythocaris cosmetops Holthuis, 1951 [WoRMS]; Decapoda [WoRMS]; Hippolytidae Spence Bate, 1888 [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    Decapoda, Hippolytidae, Bythocaris cosmetops, Mediterranean, first record

Authors  Top 
  • Raso, J.E.G.
  • Marina, P.
  • Baro, J.

Abstract
    The capture of the species Bythocaris cosmetops in the Alboran Sea (southern Spain, western Mediterranean Sea), previously known from only two specimens from the Atlantic, Sierra Leone (south-west Africa) and the northern Bay of Biscay (north-west Europe), represents the first record of the genus and species in the Mediterranean Sea and Iberian Peninsula (south-west Europe). New data on morphology, biology and habitat are provided and discussed.

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