Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1999

Publication Title

Bulletin of Marine Science

ISSN

0007-4977

Volume

65

Issue/No.

2

First Page

515

Last Page

521

Abstract

Moolapheonoides utmas, new species, is described from coral reefs at Madang, Papua New Guinea. M. utmas differs from other species in the genus by the large tooth-cusp projecting posteroventrally on article 2 of pereopod 7 and the lower dorsal crest of the urosome. It shares an unusual dorsolateral bulbous projection of pereonite segments 3 and 4 with other cyproideid species Hoplopohoenoides obessa Shoemaker from Florida, and Naraphoenoides mullaya Barnard from Australia. Identification keys for the genus Moolaphoenoides are presented and relationships to other genera in the family are discussed.

Comments

This research was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (DEB-89-15688), and the National Geographic Society, (Nos. 3723-87 and 4421-90) to the author.

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