berranta palp~ta, n. sp. is described from the northern Gulf of
Mexico. It, along with A. enigmatica Hartman, 1965, is placed in a newly-proposed
family, Aberrantidae. The family is characterized by having a median antenna,
laterally placed paired palps and two achaetous peristomial segments. Setae are
all simple, with straight or hooked tips; neuropodia also with lyrate setae.