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Thrombus jancai new species (Thrombidae) was collected in a cave at 30 m depth, near Chalet Caribe, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Other species of Thrombus are known only from depths exceeding 100 m, with one possible exception. The new species differs from other Thrombus spp. in the size of the sponge, the size and types of acanthotriaenes and in the occurrence of amphiasters which are known from one other species only.

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Publication date: 1998-01-01

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