Zoological Studies

Vol. 59, 2020

(update: 2020.07.09; 08.05)

Special Issue: Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)

A New Eulimnadia (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae) from the US Virgin Islands

D. Christopher Rogers1,* and Edwin Cruz-Rivera2


1Kansas Biological Survey, and The Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759, USA. *Correspondence: E-mail: Branchiopod@gmail.com (Rogers)
2University of the Virgin Islands, Department of Biological Sciences, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802, US Virgin Islands. E-mail: edwin.cruzrivera@uvi.edu (Cruz-Rivera)

(Received 25 March 2020 / Accepted 17 April 2020)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D. Christopher Rogers

We describe a new species of Eulimnadia from the Caribbean using fresh material from the island of St Thomas. Originally reported in 2003 as a Eulimnadia cf. texana (Packard, 1871) based on egg morphology, this species egg distinctly differs from E. texana by the number of lateral grooves and by the single domed end.

Key words: Spiny clam shrimp, Diplostraca, Caribbean Islands.

Citation: Rogers DC, Cruz-Rivera E. 2020. A new Eulimnadia (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae) from the US Virgin Islands. Zool Stud 59:42. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-42.