A distinctive new species of the deep-water shrimp genus Glyphocrangon A. Milne-Edwards (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Glyphocrangonidae) from southern Australia

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ABSTRACT – A distinctive new species of glyphocrangonid shrimp, Glyphocrangon elephas, is described on the basis of a single ovigerous female specimen from the Great Australian Bight, southern Australia, at a depth of 360 m. The new species somewhat resembles G. hakuhoae Takeda and Hanamura from Indonesia and the Northwest Shelf and G. robusta Komai from the Philippines, but is characterized by a very strongly sinuous rostrum, very strong and elongate branchiostegal spine on the carapace, unusually thick and highly elevated median carinae on the abdomen and heavily crenulate ventrolateral margins of the telson. Glyphocrangon elephas is the first species of Glyphocrangonidae to be recorded from southern Australian waters. The discovery of the new species brings the number of Australian species of Glyphocrangon to 11.

Author(s) Tomoyuki Komai
Records 22 : Part 4
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