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A new species of Batella (Crustacea, Decapoda, Alpheidae) from New Caledonia

Sammy DE GRAVE

en Zoosystema 26 (3) - Pages 503-509

Published on 30 September 2004

A new species of alpheid shrimp, Batella praecipua n. sp., from 400-450 m deep off New Caledonia is described and illustrated. The new species can be readily distinguished from the other species of Batella by its non-tridentate rostrum and with non-biunguiculate, serrate unguis on the dactyl of the ambulatory pereiopods. This new discovery presents the deepest record for the genus.

Keywords :

Crustacea, Decapoda, Alpheidae, Batella, New Caledonia, new species.

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