A Survey of the Family Caprellidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from Selected Sites Along the Northern California Coast
Nineteen species of caprellid amphipods representing six genera are described for the northern California coast. The study area extended from the Oregon-California border south to Fort Bragg. Twenty-one collecting sites were established and classified as to habitat type. The ranges for the following six species have been extended: Caprella brevirostris, C. greenleyi, C. pustulata, C. alaskana, C. acanthogaster, and Cercops compactus. The latter five species are new to California, and one of these, a new subspecies of Caprella acanthogaster, is described. A key is presented, and correlations between the types of coastal habitat and observed caprellid distribution patterns are discussed.
Martin, Donald M.
"A Survey of the Family Caprellidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from Selected Sites Along the Northern California Coast,"
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