Mothocya xenobranchia (Hadfield, Kerry A., Sikkel, Paul C. & Smit, Nico J. 2014)
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- Mothocya xenobranchia Hadfield, Kerry A., 2014, ZooKeys 439: 111-111.
Ovigerous female. Body moderately twisted, 1.4 times as long as greatest width, strongly arched longitudinally, widest at pereonite 3, most narrow at pereonite 1, lateral margins slightly convex. Cephalon 0.7 times longer than wide, visible from dorsal view, subtriangular. Eyes oval with distinct margins, 0.2 times width of cephalon, 0.4 times length of cephalon. Coxae 2-3 narrow; 4-7 large, rounded and produced, slightly produced past pereonite margin. Pereonites 1-4 increasing in length and width; 5-7 decreasing in length and width; becoming more progressively rounded posteriorly. Pleon with pleonite 1 largely concealed by pereonite 7; pleonites posterior margin smooth, mostly concave; pleonites 2-5 partially overlapped by pereonite 7; pleonite 5 posterior margin straight. Pleotelson 0.6 times as long as anterior width, dorsal surface smooth, anterolateral margin recessed, lateral margins widen slightly then curve inwards, posterior margin broadly truncate, without median point. Antennula comprised of 7 articles; articles 1 and 2 distinct and articulated; article 2 0.8 times as long as article 1; article 3 as long as wide, 0.5 times as long as combined lengths of articles 1 and 2; last article terminating in 4-7 short simple setae. Antenna comprised of 7 articles; article 3 1.2 times as long as article 2, 2.1 times as long as wide; article 4 2.3 times as long as wide, 0.9 times as long as article 3; article 5 0.7 times as long as article 4, 1.7 times as long as wide; last article terminating in 6-7 short simple setae. Molar process present, mandible palp without setae. Maxillula with 4 terminal robust setae. Maxilla lateral lobe with 2 recurved robust setae; mesial lobe with 2 large recurved robust setae. Maxilliped weakly segmented, palp article 2 with no simple setae, article 3 with 4 recurved robust setae and no simple setae. Pereopod 1 basis 1.2 times as long as greatest width; ischium 0.9 times as long as basis; merus proximal margin with slight bulbous protrusion; carpus with straight proximal margin; propodus 1.3 times as long as wide; dactylus slender, 1.1 times as long as propodus, 2.3 times as long as basal width. Pereopod 7 basis 1.9 times as long as greatest width; ischium 0.9 as long as basis, without protrusions; merus proximal margin without bulbous protrusion, 0.5 as long as ischium, 0.9 times as long as wide; carpus 0.9 as long as ischium, without bulbous protrusion, 1.1 times as long as wide; propodus 0.8 as long as ischium, 1.7 times as long as wide; dactylus slender, 0.9 as long as propodus, 2.4 times as long as basal width. Pereopod 7 with small indentations on the inner side of the ischium, merus and carpus. Pleopod 1 exopod as long as wide, lateral margin strongly convex, distally broadly rounded, mesial margin strongly convex; endopod 1.2 times as long as wide, lateral margin weakly convex, distally narrowly rounded, mesial margin straight, peduncle 0.7 times as wide as long. Pleopods 2-5 similar in structure to pleopod 1. Large medial lobes present and increasing in size from pleopods 1 to 5. Peduncle lobes increasing in size from pleopods 2 to 5. Uropod longer than pleotelson; peduncle 0.7 times longer than exopod, lateral margin without setae; rami extending beyond pleotelson, marginal setae absent, apices broadly rounded. Endopod apically slightly pointed, 3.6 times as long as greatest width, lateral margin weakly convex, mesial margin weakly convex, terminating without setae. Exopod extending beyond endopod, 1.9 times longer than endopod, 3.8 times as long as greatest width, apically rounded, lateral margin straight, mesial margin straight, terminating without setae.
Distribution. Off the coast of Florida, Florida Keys (USA); Cumana, Venezuela (Bruce 1986, Bunkley-Williams et al. 1998, Schotte et al. 2009); and St. John Island, US Virgin Islands (present study).