Sphyrapus caribensis

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Sphyrapus caribensis


Taxonavigation: Apseudoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Tanaidacea
Subordo: Apseudomorpha
Superfamilia: Apseudoidea

Familia: Sphyrapodidae
Subfamilia: Sphyrapodinae
Genus: Sphyrapus
Species: Sphyrapus caribensis



Sphyrapus caribensis Morales-Núñez, Morales-Ruiz & Ardila, 2017

Type locality: Offshore waters of Córdoba department (9°55′53.50″N–76°47′19.13″W), Colombia, South America.

Holotype: CBUMAG: MAC: 00001, non-ovigerous female, TL 2.9 mm, Station (Stn) E13 Col5c (9°55′53.50″N–76°47′19.13″W), depth 2,945 m, substrata: “muddy bottom,” 03 May 2015. [CBUMAG: Centro de Colecciones Biológicas, Universidad del Magdalena].


  • One adult male (CBUMAG: MAC: 00002), TL 7.2 mm, Stn E15PAC (10°22′0.2″N–76°27′5.17″W), depth 2,821 m, substrata: “muddy bottom,” 26 July 2014;
  • One non-ovigerous ♀ (dissected) (CBUMAG: MAC: 00006), length 2.7 mm, Stan E12Col5 (9°46′52.69″N–76°57′37.72″W), depth 3,010 m, substrata: “muddy bottom,” 01 May 2015.

Distribution: Colombian Caribbean at depths ranging from 2,818 to 2,945 m.

ZooBank: 93557B1D-0BAE-458F-AFCC-CB6D07A90BEB



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