Meiobenthic Tegastidae from Salomon Atoll Chagos Islands, Indian Ocean arawella alexandri new genus new species crustacea copepoda harpacticoida
- A new Tegastidae, Arawella alexandri n. gen. n. sp., from Salomon Atoll (Chagos Islands, Indian Ocean) is described. The new genus, collected in interstitial habitat off the coast of Boddam Island, is mainly characterized by a two-segmented endopodites P2-P4, two-segmented exopodites P2-P3 and three-segmented exopodite P4. A key for the identification of the known genera of Tegastidae is also given.
- Cottarelli Vezio , Baldari Fabiola .