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A new genus and two new species of Spongicolidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Stenopodidea) from the South-West Pacific
Komai, T.; Saito, T. (2006). A new genus and two new species of Spongicolidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Stenopodidea) from the South-West Pacific, in: Richer de Forges, B. et al. (Ed.) Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 24. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 193: pp. 265-284
In: Richer de Forges, B.; Justine, J.-L. (Ed.) (2006). Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 24. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 193. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 978-2-85653-585-1. 417 + cd-rom pp.
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993). Éditions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1243-4442; e-ISSN 1768-305X
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Keywords
    Taxa > New taxa > New genera
    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Globospongicola Komai & Saito, 2006 [WoRMS]
    Indo-Pacific South West [Marine Regions]
    Marine

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  • Komai, T.
  • Saito, T.

Abstract
    A new genus, Globospongicola, is established for two new species of deep-water spongicolid shrimps, G. nudibranchus n. sp. from Indonesia and G. spinulatus n. sp. from Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The new genus is distinctive in having simple gills completely lacking lamellae or filaments, instead of typical trichobranchiate gills in all other species in the family. Furthermore, the reduced armament on the body and third pereopod separates the new genus from Microprosthema, Paraspongicola, and Spongicola; the well-developed exopod of the third maxilliped distinguishes the new genus from Spongicola, Spongicoloides and Spongiocaris. The two new species can be distinguished from one another by the shape and armature of the rostrum, the spination of the carapace, the shape of the sixth abdominal somite, the shape of the antennal scale, and the armament of the third pereopods and pleopods of male.

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