Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles
Perioculodes cerasinus, N. Sp., the First Record of the Genus from the Caribbean Sea (Amphipoda: Oedicerotidae)
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Perioculodes cerasinus, a probable cryptic fossorial amphipod with embedded white orbicular ommatidia in bright ruby eyes is described from Tobago, Belize, Florida Keys, and Biscayne Bay, Florida. The eyes are separated either into two lunes or combined side to side into one large irregular brow. This is the first western Atlantic record of a generic group heretofore confined to the warm eastern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Close affinity appears to be with the type-species of the genus, P. longimanus, from the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
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James Darwin Thomas and J. L. Barnard. 1985. Perioculodes cerasinus, N. Sp., the First Record of the Genus from the Caribbean Sea (Amphipoda: Oedicerotidae) .Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington , (1) : 98 -106. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/603.