Our very own Leslie Harris (Wetpixel moderator) has just had an entirely new genus named after her through a newly described critter called Leslibetaeus coibita. Leslie traveled to Panama to collect the cute little guys and has some nice photos of them. There is a paper available on Zootaxa. We’re SO proud of her hard work and enthusiasm.
And we thought that the only critters she had an interest in were worms!
Zootaxa 1183: 27-41 (24 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 45 references, Accepted: 8 Jan. 2006
Leslibetaeus coibita, n. gen., n. sp., a new alpheid shrimp from the Pacific coast of Panama (Crustacea: Decapoda)
A. ANKER (USA), D. PODDOUBTCHENKO (USA) & I.S. WEHRTMANN (Costa Rica)
Abstract & excerpt (PDF; 10KB) [free on zootaxa] [cached on wetpixel]
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