Description, External Morphology, and Natural History Observations of Nebalia hessleri, New Species (Phyllocarida: Leptostraca), from Southern California, with a Key to the Extant Families and Genera of the Leptostraca

@inproceedings{Martin1996DescriptionEM,
  title={Description, External Morphology, and Natural History Observations of Nebalia hessleri, New Species (Phyllocarida: Leptostraca), from Southern California, with a Key to the Extant Families and Genera of the Leptostraca},
  author={J. W. Martin and Eric W. Vetter and Cora E. Cash-Clark},
  year={1996}
}
ABSTRACT A new and relatively large species of leptostracan crustacean, Nebalia hessleri, is described from enriched sediments and detrital mats off southern California. The new species is characterized by its size, possession of "normal" (versus lobed) eyes, rectangular and unpaired subrostral keel, acute dentition of the posterior pleonite borders, and caudal furca approximately twice the length of the telson. Clark's Nebalia pugettensis (Clark, 1932) is herein declared a nomen nudum. The new… CONTINUE READING

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