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Published: 2017-04-12

A new groundwater-dwelling species of Euryrhynchina from Cameroon (Malacostraca, Decapoda, Euryrhynchidae)

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW, United Kingdom.
UMR CNRS 6553 – ECOBIO, Campus de Beaulieu - Bat 14A, 263 Avenue du Général Leclerc, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, France
University of Yaoundé 1 Laboratory of General Biology, Faculty of Science. P.O. BOX. 812 Yaounde, Cameroon.
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Avenida Esperança s/n, Campus Samambaia - Prédio ICB5, CEP 74690-900, Goiânia, GO, Brazil
Crustacea Afrotropical region freshwater shrimp new species West Africa


A new species of the euryrhynchid shrimp genus Euryrhynchina Powell, 1976, E. puteola sp. nov., is described from Cameroon. The new species can be easily distinguished from the only other species in the genus, E. edingtonae Powell, 1976, by the absence of a setiferous lobe on the eye peduncle, the absence of a meral spine on the ambulatory pereiopods, the shape of the scaphocerite tooth, a single spine on the uropodal diaeresis (vs. 2–3), the absence of a podobranch on the second maxilliped, and the absence of appendices internae on the male pleopods 2-5. Although the species was discovered in a phreatic well, it remains unclear if it is a true stygobiont.



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How to Cite

GRAVE, S. D., PISCART, C., KAYO, R. P. T., & ANKER, A. (2017). A new groundwater-dwelling species of <em>Euryrhynchina</em> from Cameroon (Malacostraca, Decapoda, Euryrhynchidae). Zootaxa, 4254(1), 120–126.