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Published: 2016-08-03

Carcinoplax fasciata, a new species of deep-water goneplacid crab from southwestern India (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Goneplacoidea)

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377, Republic of Singapore
Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695581, Kerala, India.
Crustacea Goneplacidae taxonomy new Carcinoplax species Indian Ocean

Abstract

A new species of Carcinoplax H. Milne Edwards, 1852 (family Goneplacidae) is described from southern India. Carcinoplax fasciata n. sp. is closest to C. specularis Rathbun, 1914, but can be distinguished by its different coloration in life as well as structures of the carapace surface, anterolateral armature, supraorbital margin, chela and male first gonopod.

 

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