Wooldridge, T. H.; Mees, J.; Webb, P. (1997). A new species of Gastrosaccus (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from beaches in Madagascar. Hydrobiologia. 354: 119-126.
Wooldridge, T. H.; Mees, J.; Webb, P.
A new species of Gastrosaccus (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from beaches in Madagascar
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Gastrosaccus madagascariensis sp. nov. is common in the surfzone of sandy beaches along the east and south coast of Madagascar. Morphologically, it is characterised by having seven lateral spines along each side of telson; with spines 2-4 and the penultimate spine being doeso-lateral in origin. One or two spinules are interspersed between the fifth and the terminal spines. The fourth exopod segment of pleopod 3 in the male is bulbous, bearing two terminal barbed unequal spines. A robust and naked seta is also present on the same segment in the male.