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A Revision of the Genus Chiridotea (Isopoda: Chaetiliidae) with Species Redescriptions and a Key

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Abstract A review of the isopod genus Chiridotea Harger, 1878 is presented. Five species are recognized from the eastern United States and the northern Gulf of Mexico (Chiridotea almyra, C. arenicola, C. coeca, C. excavata and C. tuftsii). C. nigrescens is regarded as a junior synonym of C. coeca. Diagnoses and descriptions are given for each species, neotypes are selected for C. coeca and C. tuftsii, and a key for species identification is presented.


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