Title

A New Species of Cerapus from Cudjoe Channel, Lower Florida Keys, USA, with Notes on Male Behaviour (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Corophioidea)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication Title

Journal of Natural History

Keywords

Taxonomy, Crustacea, Amphipoda, Corophioidea, Corophiidae, North America

ISSN

0022-2933

Volume

25

Issue/No.

6

First Page

1461

Last Page

1467

Abstract

Cerapus cudjoe is described from Cudjoe Channel in the Lower Florida Keys, USA, where it lives primarily on the hydroid, Cnidoscyphus marginatus (Allman), in channels subject to strong tidal flow. The species is characterized by the shape of the palm of male gnathopod 2, and the huge peduncular hook on male uropod 1 which distinguishes it from all congeners. Males were observed swimming during slack tide and actively seeking females in presumed precopulatory behaviour.

Comments

©1991 Taylor & Francis Ltd

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: BSR-8915688

DOI

10.1080/00222939100770931

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