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AuthorP.K.L. Ng
TitleGarthambrus, a new genus of deep water parthenopid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Indo-Pacific, with description of a new species from the Seychelles
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
KeywordsCrustacea; Decapoda; Parthenopidae; Garthambrus gen. nov.; Garthambrus posidon spec. nov.; deep water; Indo-Pacihc; Seychelles
AbstractA new genus of parthenopid crab, Garthambrus gen. nov., characterised by a broad carapace with strongly raised branchial and gastric regions, distinctive rostrum, sub-cylindrical ambulatory meri and a long distal segment of the second male pleopod, is established for six deep water species from various parts of the Pacific. A new species, Garthambrus posidon spec, nov., is also described from depths of between 480 to 600 m off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. It differs from its closest congener, G. poupini (Garth, 1993), in having a proportionately broader carapace, less granulated carapace and chelipedal surfaces, and in the form of the carapace regions.
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