A new genus and species of Amphipoda is described from cave waters on Providenciales (Caicos Islands) as Spelaeonicippe provo. Another species belonging to the same new genus is known from a cave on Lanzarote (Canary Islands). The genus belongs to the Pardaliscidae, a predominantly bathyal/ abyssal family. A possible evolutionary scenario for both species is discussed.

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Stock, J. H., & Vermeulen, J. J. (1982). Amsterdam Expeditions to the West Indian Islands, Report 16. A representative of the mainly abyssal family Pardaliscidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in cave waters of the Caicos Islands. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 52(1), 3–12.