New record of deep-water squat lobster from Indian Exclusive Economic Zone

Agononida indocerta

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca Latreille, 1802

Order: Decapoda Latreille, 1802

Family: Munididae Ahyong, Baba, Macpherson and Poore, 2010

Agononida aff. indocerta Poore and Andreakis, 2012

Collection: Andaman Sea, 9.66°N, 92.92°E, 362 m, 06.04.2016 (FORVSS 349 leg I, St. 04). High Speed Demersal Trawl (Crustacean Version).

Voucher No.: CMLRE IO/SS/ANO/00027

Description: Telson anterolateral margin concave and smooth over anterior 70%, remainder prominent, widest well anterior to transverse suture and narrower adjacent to transverse suture, with crenellate margin. Pereopodal 2–4 dactyli 5.1–5.77 times as long as greatest basal width; robust setae on dactylus of pereopod 2 number 25–50 (median about 35), of pereopod 3, 6–31 (median about 17) and of pereopod 4, 2–19 (median about 10). Pereopod 4 merus usually with spines proximally on upper face.

Biological association: None.

Remarks: First distributional record from the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone.

Distribution: Western Australia, Papua New Guinea and Andaman Sea, India. Depth range: 150–754 m.

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Identified by: Vinay P. Padate

Publication: Padate V.P., Tiwari S., Sherine Sonia Cubelio, Takeda M. (2020) Deep-water Squat Lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from India Collected by the FORV Sagar Sampada. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series A, Zoology, 46(4): 1–28.

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