Southern high latitude squat lobsters II: description of Uroptychus macquariae sp. nov. from Macquarie Ridge.

@article{Schnabel2017SouthernHL,
  title={Southern high latitude squat lobsters II: description of Uroptychus macquariae sp. nov. from Macquarie Ridge.},
  author={Kareen E. Schnabel and Ingo Burghardt and Shane T. Ahyong},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2017},
  volume={4353 2},
  pages={
          327-338
        }
}
Squat lobsters have only recently been recorded from the Macquarie Ridge, which extends south between New Zealand and Antarctica. Among these, Uroptychus insignis (Henderson, 1885) was recorded for the first time outside the western Indian Ocean, exhibiting only subtle morphological differences. Reexamination of the Macquarie Ridge and Indian Ocean specimens attributed to U. insignis using morphological and molecular data revealed the Macquarie Ridge form to represent a separate species. Subtle… CONTINUE READING

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