A new species of Niphargus (Amphipoda, Niphargidae) from Crete (Greece)

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A new species of the family Niphargidae, Niphargus zarosiensis sp. nov., is described from samples collected in 2016 from a spring draining into Lake Zaros on Crete Island, Greece. This is the first record of the genus Niphargus from a spring on Crete south of the Ida Mountains. Two other Niphargus-species on Crete are known: Niphargus impexus Karaman, 2016 and Niphargus lakusici Karaman, 2017. N. zarosiensis sp. nov. is closely related to N. impexus described from northern Crete. The differences to N. lakusici are more obvious.

A new species of Niphargus (Amphipoda, Niphargidae) from Crete (Greece)

in Crustaceana

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    Distribution of known localities of Niphargidae on Crete (Greece). Due to difficulties to locate Pyrgos (the locus typicus) Niphargus lakusici is not indicated. Other records were originally described in Pesce & Maggi (1983), Sket (1990), Gasparo (2011) and Karaman (2016a, b, 2017).

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    Niphargus zarosiensis, new species, holotype, male, 8.5 mm.

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    Niphargus zarosiensis, new species, holotype, male, 8.5 mm: antenna (at) 1 and 2, coxal plates (cp) 1 to 3, 5 to 7, left mandible (mbl), right mandible (mbr), mandible palp exterior (mpe), mandible palp interior (mpi), maxilla (mx) 1 and 2, maxilliped (mxp), labium (lb), gnathopods (gp) 1 and 2 (for better demonstration dent-spine = denticulated spine, sup-spine = supporting spine, palm-spine = palmar spine were arranged in one layer), epimeral plates (ep) 1 to 3, scale bar 500 μm each except for mbl, mbr, mpe, mpi, lb and mxp.

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    Niphargus zarosiensis, new species, holotype, male, 8.5 mm: pereiopods (pp) 3 to 7, pleopod (pl) 3, urosome (us), uropods (up) 1 to 3, telson (ts), scale bar 500 μm each except ts.

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    Niphargus zarosiensis, new species, paratype, female, 10 mm: telson (ts), antenna (at) 1, uropod (up) 3, gnathopods (gp) 1 and 2, coxal plates (cp) 1 to 4, parts of pereiopod (pp) 4 with cp, gill (gi) and oostegit (oost), epimeral plates (ep) 1 to 3; non-type female, 8 mm: parts of pereiopod (pp) 3 with cp, gill (gi) and oostegit (oost). Scale bars = 500 μm, except for ts.

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