New species of deep-water porter crab from Andaman Sea


Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca Latreille, 1802

Order: Decapoda Latreille, 1802

Family: Homolidae De Haan, 1839 [in De Haan, 1833-1850]

Gordonopsis robusta P.K.L. Ng, Padate & Saravanane, 2019

Collection: Andaman Sea, 13.27°N, 93.26°E, 635 m, 26.11.2017 (FORVSS 367 leg II, St. 08). High Speed Demersal Trawl (Crustacean Version).

Voucher No.: CMLRE IO/SS/BRC/00082 and IO/SS/BRC/00083

Description: Carapace longitudinally ovate; dorsal ridge of carpus of cheliped with row of low sharp tubercles; ambulatory legs short, distal part of P5 merus just reaching gastric groove when folded anteriorly; gonopod 1 tip bifurcated.

Biological association: None.

Remarks: None.

Distribution: Andaman Sea (known only from type locality). Depth: 635 m.

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Identified by: Vinay P. Padate

Publication: Ng P.K.L., Padate V.P., Saravanane N. (2019) Gordonopsis robusta, a new species of deep-sea porter crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Homolidae) from the Andaman Sea, India. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 67: 510–516. DOI: 10.26107/RBZ-2019-0040

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