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A new species of deep-sea Booralana Bruce, 1986 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from The Bahamas, Western North Atlantic

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; Stony Brook University; Stony Brook; NY 11794; USA; Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas
Biodiversity & Geosciences Program; Queensland Museum; PO Box: 3300; South Brisbane BC; Queensland 4101; Australia; Water Research Group; Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management; North-West University; Private Bag X6001; Potchefstroom 2520; South Africa
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas; Life Sciences Department; Natural History Museum; London; SW7 5BD; UK
Arcadia University; Department of Visual and Performing Arts; 450 S. Easton Road; Glenside; PA 19038
Department of Biology; 221 Morrill Science Center; University of Massachusetts; Amherst; MA; 01003; USA
Department of Biology; 221 Morrill Science Center; University of Massachusetts; Amherst; MA; 01003; USA
Department of Biology; 221 Morrill Science Center; University of Massachusetts; Amherst; MA; 01003; USA; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Yale University; 165 Prospect Street; New Haven; CT; 06520; USA
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Yale University; 165 Prospect Street; New Haven; CT; 06520; USA
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas; Institut de Ciències del Mar; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Spanish National Research Council; Barcelona; Spain
Cape Eleuthera Institute; PO Box EL-26029; Rock Sound; Eleuthera; The Bahamas
Crustacea Northeast Exuma Sound CrustaceaIsopoda Booralana Atlantic Ocean

Abstract

Booralana nickorum sp. nov. is described from the deep-water slope of the Exuma Sound, The Bahamas, from depths of 540 to 560 metres. It is the fourth species to be assigned to the genus and the second species described from the Western North Atlantic. The species can be distinguished from Booralana tricarinata Camp and Heard, 1988 and the other species by the sub-triangular pleotelson and the uropodal exopod of mature males being far longer than endopod, with both rami extending well beyond the posterior margin of the pleotelson. Additionally, pleopods 3 and 4 lack a prominent angle at midpoint of ramus.

 

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