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The marine isopod crustacea of the Gulf of California. 1, Family Idoteidae. American Museum novitates ; no. 2634

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dc.contributor.author Brusca, Richard C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wallerstein, Barry R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:44:08Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:44:08Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2949
dc.description 17 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The valviferan isopods of the Gulf of California are reviewed, including eight species in four genera. One rediscovered species (Eusymmerus antennatus) and two new species (Colidotea findleyi and Erichsonella cortezi) are fully described. Two of the Gulf idoteids appear to be of subtropical or tropical origin (Eusymmerus antennatus and Colidotea findleyi), whereas the others appear to be cold or warm temperate derived species (Erichsonella cortezi, Idotea aculeata, I. urotoma, I. stenops, I. resecata, and I. wosnesenskii). These findings suggest, as other distributional data have, that the family Idoteidae is composed largely of cool to warm temperate-centered taxa, with few modern genera and species having evolved in the lower latitudes (e.g., Eusymmerus, Colidotea, and some species of Erichsonella). Members of this family, in the tropical and subtropical east Pacific, are generally found in association with littoral and shallow-water algae, especially species of Sargassum. Four species of Idotea are extremely wide-ranging forms, suggesting that members of this genus may be considerably more eurythermal than previously suspected. Idotea wosnesenskii and I. resecata range from the Gulf of California to Alaska; I. stenops ranges from Baja California (or possibly the Gulf of California) to Oregon; and I. urotoma ranges from the Gulf of California to Puget Sound"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2634 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Idoteidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Isopoda -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crustacea -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of en_US
dc.title The marine isopod crustacea of the Gulf of California. 1, Family Idoteidae. American Museum novitates ; no. 2634 en_US
dc.title.alternative Family Idoteidae en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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