A new species of Galathea Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) from Japan

Masayuki OSAWA

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 435-441

Published on 30 June 2006

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

A new anomuran crustacean, Galathea patae n. sp., is described on the basis of a single specimen from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The new species seems to be unique among species of Galathea Fabricius, 1793 in having non-setiferous transverse ridges on the carapace and relatively short merus of the third maxilliped. The elongate ocular peduncles possessed by G. patae n. sp. are rather unusual among species of the genus, and may be similar to those of species of Fennerogalathea Baba, 1988 and Lauriea Baba, 1971.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae, Galathea, Japan, new species.

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