A new calocaridid shrimp of the genus Calaxiopsis Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Thalassinidea) from deep waters off Taiwan

Feng-Jiau LIN & Tomoyuki KOMAI

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 399-408

Published on 30 June 2006

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

An undescribed species of the rare thalassinidean genus Calaxiopsis Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989 was found in samples obtained during a recent deep-sea survey off Taiwan. The new species, Calaxiopsis mclaughlinae n. sp., is unique within the genus in that the rostrum and telson each bear only one pair of spines, and in that the carapace bears a distinct median carina extending from the base of the rostrum to the cervical groove.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Thalassinidea, Calocarididae, Calaxiopsis, deep sea, Taiwan, new species.

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