A new species of Podocerus is described from Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Podocerus jareckii n. sp. has dorsal carinations and an interramal spine on uropod 1. A second species of Podocerus collected from similar habitats lacks dorsal carinations and uropodal interramal spines; it is indistinguishable from Podocerus fissipes described from the coast of Brazil. The relationships of the species reported here to Podocerus found in Bermuda, and in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, are discussed.