A new species of isopod of the genus Curassanthura (Cymothoida, Anthuroidea, Leptanthuridae) from anchialine caves of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract A new stygobitic isopod from the anchialine systems of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, is described, bringing the total number of anchialine isopods to seven. Curassanthura yucatanensis sp. nov. of the family Leptanthuridae is the first species of the genus to be recorded from a continental site. It can be distinguished from the other known species in the genus by the shape of the head, wider than long, and the number of robust setae (30) on the palmar margin of the propodus of pereopod 1.

published proceedings

  • Crustaceana

author list (cited authors)

  • Alvarez, F., Benitez, S., Iliffe, T. M., & Villalobos, J. L.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Alvarez, Fernando||Benitez, Sergio||Iliffe, Thomas M||Villalobos, Jose Luis

publication date

  • May 2019