Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1985

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

ISSN

0006-324X

Volume

98

Issue/No.

1

First Page

98

Last Page

106

Abstract

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.

Comments

©The Authors

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB8121128; NOAA contract #: NA82AAA01157

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