Red Sea Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) including new and re-described species

  • Kristine N. White The University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606.
  • Traudl Krapp-Schickel Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113 Bonn.
Keywords: Leucothoidae, Red Sea, Leucothoe, Paranamixis, new species


Examination of leucothoid amphipods of the Red Sea has revealed seven species not previously reported from this location. Leucothoe minoculis sp. nov., Leucothoe pansa sp. nov., Leucothoe reimeri sp. nov., and Paranamixis sommelieri sp. nov. are described and the range of Leucothoe predenticulata Ledoyer, 1978, L. acutilobata Ledoyer, 1978 and L. squalidens Ledoyer, 1978 is expanded to include the Red Sea. Clarification of reports of L. acanthopus Schellenberg, 1928 and L. bannwarthi (Schellenberg, 1928) is provided and Leucothoe alani sp. nov. is described from outside the Red Sea.


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How to Cite
White, K. N., & Krapp-Schickel, T. (2017). Red Sea Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) including new and re-described species. European Journal of Taxonomy, (324).