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Published: 2022-09-23

New records of spongicolid shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Stenopodidea) from Taiwan

1Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan. Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
Crustacea deep-sea East Asia taxonomy biodiversity fauna

Abstract

Spongicolid shrimps of the three genera, Engystenopus Alcock & Anderson, 1894, Spongicola De Haan, 1844 and Spongicoloides Hansen, 1908 are recorded from Taiwan for the first time. The newly recorded species are Engystenopus palmipes Alcock & Anderson, 1894, Spongicola andamanicus Alcock, 1901, S. goyi Saito & Komai, 2008, S. levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987 and Spongicoloides iheyaensis Saito, Tsuchida & Yamamoto, 2006. A total of six genera and nine species of stenopodidean shrimps are now known from Taiwan. A key to the Taiwanese species of stenopodideans is provided.

 

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