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A New Species of Arcturinoides (Isopoda, Valvifera, Arcturidae) from the Atlantic Coast of Morocco

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A third species of the arcturid isopod genus Arcturinoides Kensley, 1977 is described from the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Arcturinoides dakhla sp. nov. is characterized by a sharp middorsal ridge on pereonite 4 of the female that is divided into longer anterior and shorter posterior sections by a transverse depression, and a male with tergal wings only on pereonite 4. Une troisième espèce d'isopode arcturide du genre Arcturinoides Kensley, 1977 est décrite des côtes atlantiques marocaines. Cette nouvelle espèce, Arcturinoides dakhla sp. nov., est caractérisée par une crête médiodorsale sur le péréionite 4 de la femelle, qui est subdivisée en deux sections, une antérieure développée et une postérieure plus courte, par une dépression transversale. Le mâle dispose d'expansions tergales seulement sur le péréionite 4.

Affiliations: 1: Institut Scientifique, Université Mohamed V, Agdal, B.P. 703, Rabat – Agdal, Morocco;, Email:; 2: Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne, Vic. 3001, Australia;, Email:


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