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A New Species of Crangonid Shrimp of the Genus Philocheras (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from Hawai'i

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Title: A New Species of Crangonid Shrimp of the Genus Philocheras (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from Hawai'i
Authors: Komai, Tomoyuki
Issue Date: Oct 2001
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Komai T. 2001. A new species of crangonid shrimp of the genus Philocheras (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from Hawai'i. Pac Sci 55(4): 419-427.
Abstract: Philocheras breviflagella, a new species of crangonid shrimp, is described
and illustrated on the basis of a single ovigerous female collected from
O'ahu, Hawai'i, at subtidal depth. The new species is most similar to P. sabsechota
(Kemp, 1911) known with certainty only from the Andaman Islands, eastern
Indian Ocean. It differs from P. sabsechota in several features, including the
much narrower rostrum, the unarmed second lateral carina of the carapace, and
the truncate posterior margin of the uropodal exopod. Other differences include
the shorter fingers (each with an elongate unguis) of the second pereopod, and
medially notched posterodorsal margins of the second and fourth abdominal
somites. The new species is the first representative of the genus found to occur
in the central Pacific.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2509
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 55, Number 4, 2001



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