Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1986

Publication Title

Bulletin of Marine Science

ISSN

0007-4977

Volume

38

Issue/No.

3

First Page

442

Last Page

476

Abstract

The species of the Megaluropus group, here placed in three genera, two of which are described as new, are reported from the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The west African Megaluropus longimerusSchellenberg is redescribed and a lectotype chosen. It is placed in the new genus Gibberosus which otherwise has three American species, G. falciformis, G. myersi, and a new species, G. devaneyi. Megaluropus is now confined to the Old World. A second new genus from the New World, Resupinus, is described to include R. visendus and two new species, R. spinicaudatus and R. coloni. These organisms have been observed to walk upside down in a cradle of their legs similar to melphidippids.

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB 8121128

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