Remarques sur le genre Intesius (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) et description de deux espèces nouvelles

Alain CROSNIER & Peter K. L. NG

fr Zoosystema 26 (2) - Pages 263-277

Published on 25 June 2004

Remarks on the genus Intesius (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) and description of two new species

After a discussion of the valid publication date of the genus Intesius Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1981 and of the structure of the male abdomen in this genus, new samples of I. pilosus Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1981 are recorded from the Philippines and a new species, Intesius richeri n. sp., is described, based on a specimen from New Caledonian waters. The latter can be distinguished from the two other species of the genus by its more rectangular carapace, a less developed pilosity (particularly on the walking legs), and the second male pleopods ending in a very slender tubular part. Two other specimens, from Guam, are described under the name I. lucius n. sp. They are very close to I. crosnieri Davie, 1998, known by a single specimen, but differ mainly by slightly longer, more slender and less pilose walking legs.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae, Intesius richeri n. sp., Intesius lucius n. sp., deep sea, Western Pacific, new species.

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