Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
The family Ochlesidae is amended to include the new genus Curidia, which differs from all other members by possessing maxiIIipedal palps. Curidia debrogania is described and compared to other genera and species within the family Ochlesidae.
Curidia debrogania is plesiomorphic by possession of maxillipedal palps, suggesting this member of the small, cryptic family might have originated in the tropical Western Atlantic. Distribution records and ecological notes are included.
James Darwin Thomas. 1983. Curidia debrogania, a New Genus and Species of Amphipod (Crustacea: Ochlesidae) from the Barrier Reefs of Belize, Central America .Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington , (1) : 127 -133. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/609.