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Three squat lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from tropical West Pacific seamounts, with description of a new species of Uroptychus Henderson, 1888

DONG DONG, XINZHENG LI, BO LU, CHUNSHENG WANG

Abstract


Three species of squat lobster, Uroptychus inaequipes n. sp., Munidopsis bairdii (Smith, 1884), and M. kensmithii Jones & Macpherson, 2007, are reported from the seamounts of the tropical West Pacific. The new species of Uroptychus is distinguished from its congeners by having short antennal scales, and non-produced anterolateral corners of thoracic sternite 4. Munidopsis kensmithii is recorded from the West Pacific for the first time.

 


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Crustacea, Pallada Guyot, Lamont Guyot, Uroptychus, Munidopsis, deep sea

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