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Paper

Year:2021
Author(s):D. Jaume, R. Vonk
Title:A new species of Salentinella Ruffo, 1947 from a thermo-mineral cave in southern Spain, with comments on the systematic position of the family Salentinellidae (Amphipoda)
Journal:JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY
ISSN:0278-0372
Volume:41
Issue No.:3
Pages:
D.O.I.:10.1093/jcbiol/ruab041
Web:https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/ruab041
Abstract:© 2021 The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Crustacean Society. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.A new species of the stygobiont amphipod genus SalentinellaRuffo, 1947 is described from a thermo-mineral cave of Granada, southern Spain. Detailed observation of the appendages of the new species and of fresh specimens of S. angelieriDelamare-Deboutteville & Ruffo, 1952, and their comparison with the descriptions of other members of the family, have revealed that a simple callynophore is present on the antennule in both sexes of salentinellids. Furthermore, salentinellids have resulted to show a non-senticaudatan (i.e., lack of apical spines on rami) condition of uropods I and II. Both features question the current placement of the family within the senticaudatan parvorder Bogidiellidira. An identification key to all known members of the family Salentinellidae is provided.

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