Siebenaller, J.; Hessler, R. R. (1981). The genera of the Nannoniscidae (Isopoda, Asellota). Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. 19(16): 227-250.
Siebenaller, J.; Hessler, R. R.
The genera of the Nannoniscidae (Isopoda, Asellota)
Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History
World Isopoda DB
Four new genera of the deep-sea asellote isopod family Nannoniscidae Hansen are described. Two new species of Exiliniscus, new genus, are described, E, clipeatus and E. aculeatus. Nannoniscus hanseni Just is transferred to Exiliniscus. Nannoniscus crassipes Hansen is transferred to Rapaniscus, new genus; Rapaniscus dewdneyi, new species, is described. Nannoniscus tenellus Birstein is transferred to Panetela, new genus; Panetela wolffi, new species, is described. Nannoniscus armatus Hansen is referred to Regabellator, new genus; Regabellator profugus, new species, is described. The bathymetric ranges of the new genera are: Exiliniscus, 80-5223 m; Rapaniscus, 220-2934 m; Panetela, 770-5495 m; Regabellator, 19644680 m. The other 6 nannoniscid genera are reviewed and illustrated. Two new species of Nannoniscus Sars are described, N, intermedius and N. teres. A key to the family and a list of species are given. These new descriptions are based on benthic samples taken at 74 stations in the North and South Atlantic Ocean, encompassing a depth range of 508-5223 m.