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Uroptychus atlanticus, a new species of squat lobster (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Chirostylidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean



A new species of squat lobster, Uroptychus atlanticus, is described on the basis of a female specimen taken at a depth of 713–841 m in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The new species is readily distinguished from all known species of the genus from the western Atlantic by the very spinose carapace and pereopods, and a transverse row of spines on each of the abdominal tergites 1 and 2.



Crustacea, Squat lobster, Chirostylidae, Uroptychus, new species, western Atlantic

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