Several thousands of pycnogonid specimens from 451 stations or samples, belonging to 76 species in 7 families are recorded. Of these, 23 represent new species or subspecies; moreover 1 new genus and 1 new subgenus are described. The samples studied came from the entire tropical belt
of the Atlanto-East Pacific region, but mostly from the Caribbean and adjacent regions. Both shallow-water and deep-sea material is treated.
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