A new species of Alvinocaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae) from Costa Rican methane seeps

TitleA new species of Alvinocaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae) from Costa Rican methane seeps
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMartin J.W, Wall A.R, Shank T., Cha H., Seid C.A, Rouse GW
JournalZootaxa
Volume4504
Pagination418-430
Date Published2018/10
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1175-5326
Accession NumberWOS:000448128500007
KeywordsAlvinocaris; bresiliidae; Caridea; Costa Rica; Crustacea; genus; hydrothermal vents; methane seeps; mid-atlantic ridge; new-zealand; north; records; Shrimp; southwest pacific; williams; zoology
Abstract

A new caridean shrimp, Alvinocaris costaricensis, is described from methane seeps in the eastern Pacific off Costa Rica. The new species is the 16th described species of the genus, and by molecular analysis appears closest to Alvinocaris komaii from the Lau Basin, southwestern Pacific, but shares certain morphological characters with A. lusca from the Galapagos Rift and A. muricola from the West Florida Escarpment, as well as with A. kexueae from the Manus Basin in the Southwest Pacific.

DOI10.11646/zootaxa.4504.3.7
Short TitleZootaxa
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