On Finding Dexamine thea (Amphipoda, Dexaminidae) in the Ukrainian Territorial Waters (Crimea, Black Sea)

V. Grintsov 1
  • 1 The A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Nakhimov Ave., Sevastopol, 99011 Ukraine

On Finding Dexamine thea (Amphipoda, Dexaminidae) in the Ukrainian Territorial Waters (Crimea, Black Sea)

Dexamine thea Boeck, 1861 (Amphipoda, Dexaminidae), the rare species never registered in the territorial waters of Ukraine, was first found in Laspi Bay, 40 km of Sevastopol (Crimea, Black Sea). 200 amphipods were examined and described. The pictures showing specific morphological characters are given. Sex and size structure of the community and characteristics of the biotope are discussed.

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  • Bellan-Santini D. Genus Dexamine Leach, 1814. The Amphipoda of the Mediterranean // Memoires de'l institut oceanographique. — Monaco, 1982. — Vol. 13, Part 1. — P. 220-225.

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