Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1984

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

ISSN

0006-324X

Volume

97

Issue/No.

4

First Page

909

Last Page

926

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

A new species of sand-burrowing amphipod, Acanthohaustorius pansus, is described from carbonate sands of the Florida Keys Reef Tract. This is the first time the predominantly cold-water genus Acanthohaustorius has been reported south of Virginia coastal waters. Acanthohaustorius bousfieldi Frame, 1980, originally described from Long Island Sound, is refigured and reported from shell-hash sediments off the central Atlantic coast of Florida. A revised key to the species of Acanthohaustorius is presented.

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