A new species of microcharon from marine interstitial waters, Shizuoka, Japan (Isopoda, lepidocharontidae)

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Abstract

A new species of Microcharon Karaman, 1934 (Asellota: Lepidocharontidae) is described from Miho-Uchihama beach, Shizuoka, Japan. Microcharon tanakai sp. n. differs from its congeners by having nine simple, five penicillate setae on antennal article 6; one simple distal seta on article 1 of the mandibular palp and having the apical lobe of male pleopod 1 convex, rounded, armed with seven setae. A key to Asian species of the genus and 16S rRNA of the new species are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-31
Number of pages19
JournalZooKeys
Volume2017
Issue number680
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Interstitial
  • Isopoda
  • Japan
  • Morphology
  • Taxonomy

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