Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

ISSN

0006-324X

Volume

92

Issue/No.

4

First Page

863

Last Page

872

Abstract

The wood-rasping amphipod, Tropichelura gomezi Ortiz, 1976, is redescribed from the Florida Keys to include diagnostic characters omitted in the original description. Morphological characters and distributional patterns of T. gomezi are compared with those of the other member of the genus, Tropichelura insulae (Caiman, 1910). Laboratory studies show that T. gomezi defends its burrow entrance from other members of its species, but tolerates the presence of limnoriid isopods with which it cooccurs. A lectotype for Tropichelura insulae is designated .

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Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB77-15883

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