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Free Content Occurrence of Lightiella Floridana (Crustacea: Cephalocaridea) from the West Coast of Florida

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The occurrence of a Cephalocarida (Lightiella floridana) is reported from the near-shore zone of the Gulf of Mexico. It was previously reported from the protected waters of Anelote Anchorage, Florida, in Thalassia sp. beds. Specimens occurred in substrates that were hard, gray shelly sand, with the amount of silt and clay less than 1%. Sand-size particles averaged 74%. Total carbon and organic material averaged 6.5% and 22.3%, respectively.

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Publication date: January 1, 1978

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