Stomatopoda (Crustacea) of the KARUBAR Expedition in Indonesia


en Zoosystema 24 (2) - Pages 373-383

Published on 28 June 2002

Stomatopods collected by the KARUBAR Expedition to Indonesia are reported. The six species represented are new records for the Kai, Aru and Tanimbar islands and increase the known fauna to 28 species. The six species are Alainosquilla foresti Moosa, 1991, Odontodactylus latirostris Borradaile, 1907, Lysiosquilla sulcirostris Kemp, 1913, Kasim karubar n. sp., Kaisquilla laevis n. gen., n. sp., Oratosquillina quinquedentata (Brooks, 1886) and Squilloides leptosquilla (Brooks, 1886). Kasim karubar n. sp. closely resembles K. philippinensis (Moosa, 1986) but differs chiefly in having shorter eyestalks, and five teeth instead of seven on the dactylus of the raptorial claw. Kaisquilla laevis n. gen., n. sp. most closely resembles species of Anchisquilloides Manning, 1977 and Anchisquillopsis Moosa, 1986, but most significantly differs in lacking submedian abdominal carinae. The present specimen of Alainosquilla foresti is the largest known specimen of the species and represents the first record of the species since it was first described. Moosa’s (1991) description is erroneous in several important features. Therefore, Alainosquilla Moosa, 1991 is rediagnosed.


Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Alainosquilla, Kaisquilla n. gen., Kasim, Indonesia, new genus, new species.

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