A new reef lobster of the genus Enoplometopus A. Milne Edwards, 1862 (Decapoda, Nephropoidea) from the western and southern Pacific

Tin-Yam CHAN & Hsiang-Ping YU

en Zoosystema 20 (2) - Pages 183-192

Published on 13 July 1998

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

A new reef lobster, Enoplometopus crosnieri n.sp., is described based on a Taiwanese specimen. This new species can be readily distinguished from all others of the genus by having one intermediate and one postcervical teeth on the carapace, as well as a distinctive coloration. E. crosnieri is also known from the Timor Sea and French Polynesia. A key to the genus Enoplometopus is also provided.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Nephropoidea, Enoplometopus, new species.

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