A new species of Scherocumella (Crustacea, Cumacea) from a coral lagoon of Lifou, New Caledonia


en Zoosystema 26 (1) - Pages 65-71

Published on 26 March 2004

A new species of Nannastacidae (Cumacea), Scherocumella boxshalli n. sp., is described from a coral lagoon of Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Genus Scherocumella Watling, 1991 occurs typically in shallow waters of the Indo-West Pacific region. S. boxshalli n. sp. differs from other species in the genus in having a short uropod peduncle, which is shorter than (in female) or as long as (in male) the last abdominal somite.


Crustacea, Cumacea, Nannastacidae, Scherocumella, West Pacific, new species.

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