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A new species of Gastrosaccus (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from beaches in Madagascar
Wooldridge, T.; Mees, J.; Webb, P. (1997). A new species of Gastrosaccus (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from beaches in Madagascar. Hydrobiologia 354(1-3): 119-126.
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158; e-ISSN 1573-5117, more
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    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Gastrosaccus Norman, 1868 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Gastrosaccus madagascariensis, mysid, surfzone, beach, Madagascar

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  • Wooldridge, T., more
  • Mees, J., more
  • Webb, P.

    Gastrosaccus madagascariensis sp.nov. is common in the surfzone of sandy beaches along the east and south coasts of Madagascar. Morphologically, it is characterised by having seven lateral spines along each side of the telson; with spines 2-4 and the penultimate spine being dorso-lateral in origin. One or two spinules are interspersed between the fifth and terminal spines. The fourth exopod segment of pleopod 3 in the male is bulbous, bearing two terminal barbed unequal spines. A robust and naked seta is also present on the same segment in the male.

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