Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

ISSN

0006-324X

Volume

92

Issue/No.

1

First Page

98

Last Page

105

Abstract

During research in coastal marshes of the Mississippi Delta region in 1975, a large, undescribed amphipod belonging to the genus Cerapus was discovered in tidal channels. This new species, C. benthophilus, is characterized by its large size and 7-12 segmented antennal flagella. Habitat preference is muddy silt bottoms upon which it constructs conspicuous mats or "tufts" of interwoven tubes in shallow coastal bays and marshes from Louisiana to the panhandle areas of northern Florida.

Comments

©The Authors

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB77-15883

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