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A new record of Nebalia straus Risso, 1827 (Phyllocarida, Leptostraca) from the eastern Mediterranean

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A new record of the leptostracan, Nebalia straus Risso, 1827 (Phyllocarida, Leptostraca) is reported from specimens collected at two sampling stations in Izmir Bay, Aegean Sea coast of Turkey between 2001 and 2002. The species is characterized by having a long antennular flagellum that bears up to 11-12 articles (in mature females), a long antennular scale 2.5 times as long as wide, a second maxilla with an exopod slightly longer than the first article of the endopod, and a stout distal spine on the fourth article of the antennule (two in ovigerous females). N. straus is recorded here for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean. Une nouvelle trouvaille du leptostracé Nebalia straus Risso, 1827 (Phyllocarida, Leptostraca) est rapportée à partir de spécimens collectés dans deux stations d'échantillonnages de la baie d'Izmir, sur la côte turque de la mer Egée entre 2001 et 2002. Cette espèce est caractérisée par la présence d'un long flagelle antennulaire qui porte jusqu'à 11-12 articles (chez les femelles matures), une longue écaille antennulaire 2,5 fois aussi longue que large, une seconde maxille avec un exopodite légèrement plus long que le premier article de l'endopodite, et une forte épine distale sur le quatrième article de l'antennule (deux chez les femelles ovigères). N. straus est signalée ici pour la première fois de la Méditerranée orientale.


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