A re-assessment of Hexapleomera Dudich, 1931 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Tanaidae), with designation of three new species

@article{Bamber2012ARO,
  title={A re-assessment of Hexapleomera Dudich, 1931 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Tanaidae), with designation of three new species},
  author={R. Bamber},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2012},
  volume={3583},
  pages={51-70}
}
  • R. Bamber
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
  • The tanaid genus Hexapleomera has long been considered to be monotypic, comprising a cosmopolitan species predom-inantly commensal on turtles, or, more rarely, manatees. Recent discovery of material of a distinct species of Hexapleomera living on the hulls of yachts in south-west England encouraged re-assessment of the literature on this taxon,and re-examination of free-living benthic material from the eastern Mediterranean. As a result, five species are recognizedwithin the genus Hexapleomera… CONTINUE READING
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