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Published: 2019-07-05
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A new genus and species of Aoridae (Amphipoda, Senticaudata), Propejanice lagamarensis gen. nov. sp. nov. from Brazil

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland.
Federal University of Paraná, Laboratório de Estudos de Cnidários e Comunidades Incrustantes of Paraná, 81531-980 Curitiba, Brazil. Department of Functional Ecology, Alfred Wegener Institute and Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Am Handelshafen 12, 27570, Bremerhaven, Germany.
Crustacea taxonomy Amphipoda Aoridae Brazil new genus new species


A new monotypic genus of aorid amphipod Propejanice gen. nov. is described and figured from material collected in Brazil. The single species, P. lagamarensis sp. nov. was collected from artificial plates suspended in the sea in Paraná and Sao Paulo States, Brazil. The new genus appears to be morphologically closest to the genus Janice Griffiths, 1973 from Moçambique, from which it differs in the carpochelate male gnathopod 1. Both genera are phylogenetically close to the genus Grandidierella Coutière, 1904.



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