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Description de Neopilumnoplax gervaini sp. nov. des Caraïbes (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae)

Marcos TAVARES & Danièle GUINOT

fr Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 18 (1-2) - Pages 225-232

Published on 17 July 1996

Description of Neopilumnoplax gervaini sp. nov. from the Caribbean Sea

N. gervaini sp. nov. is described and illustrated from several specimens collected during the cruise of the Polka , conducted off coast of Guadeloupe and Martinique between 148 and 500 m depth. The new species is compared with N. americana (Rathbun, 1898). The diagnostic features of Neopilumnoplax Serène in Guinot 1969, and Mathildella Guinot and Richer de Forges, 1981, are discussed.
Keywords :
Decapoda, Brachyura, Neopilumnoplax gervaini, bathyal faune, Caribbean, West Indies, Goneplacidae