A new species of Notonyx A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) from the intertidal zone of Phuket, Thailand

Paul F. CLARK & Peter K. L. NG

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 539-551

Published on 30 June 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Patsy A. McLaughlin

Notonyx A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) is currently represented by two species. The type species N. nitidus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 has a reported range from Fiji to the Persian Gulf, and N. vitreus Alcock, 1900 is known only from the type locality Andaman Sea, Red Sea, Indonesia and New Guinea, off Thailand and Japan. Two specimens of Notonyx collected intertidally from reef rubble in Phuket, western Thailand, are here described and assigned to a new species, Notonyx gigacarcinicus n. sp., on the basis of the male abdominal and gonopodal structures. Notonyx is also transferred to the Goneplacinae.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae, Notonyx, new species.

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