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Title: Updated distribution and first description of Scyllarus subarctus (Crustacea: Scyllaridae) decapodid stage
Authors: Genis-Armero, Rebeca
Landeira Sánchez, José María 
Capaccioni-Azzati, Romana
Palero, Ferran
UNESCO Clasification: 240119 Zoología marina
Keywords: DNA barcoding
Larval dispersal
Nisto description
Scyllarus subarctus
Issue Date: 2019
Journal: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 
Abstract: The phyllosoma larva of spiny and slipper lobsters (Palinuridae and Scyllaridae respectively) can disperse during several months before metamorphosing into a decapodid stage, which is the key phase for a successful settlement. The largest Scyllarus decapodid known to date was recently collected near the Canary Islands and identified by DNA analysis as Scyllarus subarctus. This species had never been previously reported from the area, and the decapodid stage is described here for the first time. The examination of further museum specimens has now significantly expanded the current distribution of S. subarctus, including much of the NW African coast, St Helena and Canary Islands. These results highlight the importance of combining molecular analysis of recently collected specimens with historical collections.
ISSN: 0025-3154
DOI: 10.1017/S0025315419000067
Source: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom [ISSN 0025-3154], v. 99 (5), p. 1181-1188
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