Hexapleomera urashima sp. nov. (Crustacea: Tanaidacea), a tanaidid epibiotic on loggerhead sea turtles at Yakushima Island, Japan.

@article{Tanabe2017HexapleomeraUS,
  title={Hexapleomera urashima sp. nov. (Crustacea: Tanaidacea), a tanaidid epibiotic on loggerhead sea turtles at Yakushima Island, Japan.},
  author={Yuki Tanabe and R. Hayashi and Shinri Tomioka and K. Kakui},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2017},
  volume={4353 1},
  pages={
          146-160
        }
}
  • Yuki Tanabe, R. Hayashi, +1 author K. Kakui
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
  • We describe Hexapleomera urashima sp. nov. from the carapaces of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) on Yakushi-ma Island, southwestern Japan, the primary nesting site for the North Pacific population of this turtle. Hexapleomera urashima closely resembles H. edgari Bamber collected from Australian loggerheads (South Pacific population), sharing a uropod with four articles and maxillipedal endites with distal spiniform setae, but differs in having the maxillipedal coxa with two simple… CONTINUE READING
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