A new species of the genus Brachycarpus (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from New Caledonia

Alexander J. BRUCE

en Zoosystema 20 (2) - Pages 157-165

Published on 13 July 1998

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

A new species of palaemonine shrimp, Brachycarpus crosnieri, from Uvea, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, is described and illustrated. The new species is readily distinguished from the two other species of the genus by the elongated carpus of its second pereopod. Both Indo-West Pacific species are now known from New Caledonian waters and the new species is also known from Madang, Papua-New Guinea.


Brachycarpus, Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, new species, New Caledonia.

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