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Partial redescription of pontoniine shrimps Cuapetes nilandensis (Borradaile, 1915) and Cuapetes seychellensis (Borradaile, 1915) (Decapoda: Palaemonidae: Pontoniinae) with remarks on taxonomic status of Cuapetes Clark, 1919 and Kemponia Bruce, 2004

IVAN MARIN, SERGEY SINELNIKOV

Abstract


Pontoniine shrimps Cuapetes nilandensis (Borradaile, 1915) (the type species of the genus) and Cuapetes seychellensis (Borradaile, 1915) are re-described showing clear morphological difference from representatives of the genus Kemponia Bruce, 2004. Several specific morphological features show the validity of both pontoniine genera.

 


Keywords


Crustacea, Caridea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, Pontoniinae, Cuapetes seychellensis, nilandensis, Kemponia, redescription

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4173.6.3

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