Bathyconchoecia liui n. sp., a new species of ostracod (Myodocopa, Halocyprididae) from the South China Sea

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A new species of halocyprid ostracod, Bathyconchoecia liui, from the bathypelagic zone of the Nansha Trough (North-West Borneo Trough, southern South China Sea) is described and illustrated. It is compared with the closely similar species B. angeli George, 1977. The present species is easily distinguished from B. angeli by the structures of the toothed edges of the mandibular basis and coxa, and by the segmentation of the fifth limb.


International Journal of Crustacean Research



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  • Bathyconchoecia liui n. sp., female, holotype. A, carapace viewed laterally; B, first antenna; C, second antenna; D, endopodite of second antenna; E, basis and endopodite of mandible; F, toothed edge of basis of mandible; G, toothed edge and tooth list of coxa of left mandible; H, toothed edge of coxa of right mandible. Scale bars in mm.

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  • Bathyconchoecia liui n. sp., female, holotype. A, basis and endopodite of maxilla; B, precoxal endite (right) and coxal endite (left) of maxilla; C, fifth limb; D, sixth limb; E, seventh limb; F, caudal furca. Scale bars in mm.

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