Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
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 .
James Darwin Thomas. 1979. A Redescription of the Wood-Rasping Amphipod Trophichelura gomezi Ortiz, 1976 (Cheluridae) from the Florida Keys, with Notes on its Distribution and Ecology .Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington , (4) : 863 -872. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/608.