Mirabificoxa kussakini sp n., a new species of the deep-sea asellote family Desmosomatidae (Crustacea : Isopoda) from the bathyal zone of the Sea of Japan

Golovan, O.A.

Russian Journal of Marine Biology 33(6): 408-416

2007


ISSN/ISBN: 1063-0740
Accession: 021351790

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Abstract
Mirabilicoxa kussakini sp. n., a new species of the deep-sea asellote family Desmosomatidae, is described from the bathyal zone of the northwestern Sea of Japan. This is the first record of the genus Mirabilicoxa Hessler, 1970 in the Sea of Japan. The new species is most similar to M similis (Hansen, 1916), M plana Hessler, 1970, and M minuta Hessler, 1970 from the northwest Atlantic. It differs from them in having a more elongated body (4.1-4.5 times as long as wide) and antenna I with last article 5 shorter than article 4.