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Free Content Crustacea Decapoda (Excl. Sergestidae) from Ibero-Moroccan Waters. Results of Balgim-84 Expedition

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During the Balgim-84 Expedition, carried out from both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar (Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Cadiz and Mediterranean Sea: Alboran Sea), in depths between 137 and 2,142 m, 3,559 specimens of decapods belonging to 122 species were captured. Many of these species are rare, of biogeographical interest and represent new records for the area. For some species, anatomical details are given. A specimen of Plesionika may be a new species. The collection of Calocarides coronatus, Sympagurus acinops, Monodaeus guinotae, Periclimenes kornii, Alpheus talismani, Athanas amazone, Merhippolyte ancitrosta, Eualus cf. lebourae, Plesionika williamsi, Pontophilus cf. abyssi, Spongicoloides evolutus, Spongicoloides profundus, Odontozona edwardsi, Catapaguroides iris and Strobopagurus gracilipes, among others, represents new records for the Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic, and Iberian waters.

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Publication date: May 1, 1996

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