Torbenella insolita

Torbenella insolita (Macpherson, 2004)

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Overview

Diagnostic Description

Anterolateral spine of the carapace reaching the sinus between rostrum and supraocular spines. Antennal peduncle article 1 with long process on mesial margin overreaching the antennular peduncle; peduncle, article 2 with distal spine overreaching peduncle article 3. Second abdominal segment with 2 median spines on the anterior ridge; fourth abdominal somite without median spine on posterior ridge. Dactyli of walking legs, flexor margin with 3–6 movable spinules.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Synonymy

Agononida insolita Macpherson, 2004: 242, fig. 2 (New Caledonia and Tonga, 266–386 m).

Torbenia insolita. — Baba, 2005: 308 (list).

Torbenella insolita. — Baba, 2008:1021 (new combination).

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Keiji Baba

Type Data

Holotype, ovigerous female, MNHN Ga 4557.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Type locality

New Caledonia, 23°39.449´S, 167°59.336´E, 382–386 m.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Etymology

From the Latin insolitus, unusual, strange, in reference to the characteristics and differences of the species from congeners. [When described it was provisionally placed in the genus Agononida].

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Description

Size

Male 7.9 mm; females 6.6–7.9 mm.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

New Caledonia and Tonga, 266–439 m.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Enrique Macpherson

Taxonomy

  • Agononida insolita Macpherson, 2004 (synonym)
  • Torbenia insolita (Macpherson, 2004) (synonym)