Three new species of thalassinidean shrimps (Crustacea, Axiidae and Calocarididae) from Taiwan

Brian F. KENSLEY & Tin-Yam CHAN

en Zoosystema 20 (2) - Pages 255-264

Published on 13 July 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Alain Crosnier

Three new species of Thalassinidea are described from deep water (350-400 m) off Taiwan: Acanthaxius formosa and Acanthaxius grandis (family Axiidae), and Calastacus crosnieri (family Calocarididae). The latter is the first record of the genus from the western Pacific, and the fifth species to be described. Six species of Acanthaxius have previously been described, five from the Pacific, and one from the western Atlantic.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Thalassinidea, Axiidae, Calocarididae, Taiwan, new species.

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