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Rochinia hystrix (Stimpson, 1871) in the southwestern Atlantic, with morphological comparison to the partially sympatric congener Rochinia tanneri (Smith, 1883) (Brachyura, Epialtidae)

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Rochinia hystrix (Stimpson, 1871) is reported herein for the first time from the southwestern Atlantic (Canopus Bank, off the coast of Ceará, Brazil, between 240 and 260 m). This species was previously known from the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Antilles), between 150 and 708 m. Rochinia hystrix and immatures of R. tanneri (Smith, 1883) resemble each other and their geographical and bathymetric ranges partially overlap, so that morphological criteria are herein provided to distinguish between the two species. The opportunity is also taken to elaborate on the status of the type material of R. tanneri.

Affiliations: 1: 1Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


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