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Hypocolpus pararugosus, espèce nouvelle de l'Indo-Ouest Pacifique (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae)

Alain CROSNIER

fr Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 18 (3-4) - Pages 557-564

Published on 08 January 1997

Hypocolpus pararugosus , new species from the Indo-west Pacific (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae)

A new species belonging to the genus Hypocolpus, H. pararugosus, is described after specimens from New Caledonia and Sri Lanka. It had, until now, been confused withH. rugosus (Henderson, 1893). The comparison of this species with closely related ones leads to the elevation of the subspecies rugosus stenocoelus Guinot-Dumortier, 1960, to full species rank.
Keywords :
Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthoidea, Xanthidae, deep water, Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, new species