Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Redescription of Caprella hirsuta Mayer, 1890 (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Caprellidea) from the Strait of Gibraltar

J. M. Guerra-García, J. E. Sánchez-Moyano, J. C. García-Gómez


Caprella hirsuta Mayer, 1890 is redescribed based on specimens collected from the Strait of Gibraltar (Southern Spain-Northern Africa) during a study of the amphipod fauna from these coasts. Careful examination of these caprellids revealed differences with the previous descriptions, mainly the structure of gnathopod 2, pereopods and abdomen.

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Caprellidea, Caprella hirsuta, Strait of Gibraltar, Redescription.

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