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Abstract

First record of the caprellid amphipod Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Caprellidae) from New Zealand.

Abstract

On 14 October 2012, two representative individuals (one male and one female) of an unidentified caprellid amphipod were collected from a mussel farm near Opotiki, northern New Zealand. These specimens were identified as Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890. This is the first record of this species from New Zealand waters and only the second record from the southern hemisphere. The wider distribution of C. andreae around New Zealand and any potential impacts are currently unknown.