Melita mirzajanii n. sp. (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Melitidae), a puzzling new member of the Caspian fauna.

@article{KrappSchickel2015MelitaMN,
  title={Melita mirzajanii n. sp. (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Melitidae), a puzzling new member of the Caspian fauna.},
  author={Traudl Krapp-Schickel and Boris {\vS}ket},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2015},
  volume={3948 2},
  pages={248-62}
}
Described is Melita mirzajanii n. sp. (Melitidae) from the southwestern corner of the Caspian Sea. It shows no particular similarity to any species known from the Mediterranean Sea. It inhabits, as the only amphipod species, dense growths of Amphibalanus cf. improvisus (Darwin 1854) in a port, at low and highly fluctuating salinities. Its most striking characters are: absence of any pleonal or urosomal dorsal teeth (projections), elongated distal article of the mandibular palp, hind margin of… CONTINUE READING