Australian Museum Journal Some majid spider crabs from the deep Indo–West Pacific

Shortform:
Griffin and Tranter, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus. 38(6): 351–370
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.; Tranter, H. A.
Year published:
1986
Title:
Some majid spider crabs from the deep Indo–West Pacific
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
38
Issue:
6
Start page:
351
End page:
370
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.186
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1986
Cover date:
31 December 1986
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: INDIAN; OCEAN: PACIFIC
Digitized:
18 November 2008
Available online:
19 December 2008
Reference number:
186
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (4127kb PDF)

Abstract

Fifteen species of seven genera are discussed. The material comes from depths exceeding 200 m in the Indian Ocean (off east Africa, Indonesia and north-west Australia) and the west Pacific (Tasman Sea and Kermadec Deep). Four new species are described, one of the genus Platymaia and three of Rochinia. The known geographic range of six species is extended: Cyrtomaia suhmi, Pleistacantha moseleyi, Rochinia pulchra are recorded from off north-west Australia for the first time. Platymaia fimbriata is recorded from the Indian Ocean for the first time and the known range of Teratomaia richardsoni is extended to the Kermadec region. Echinoplax pungens is confirmed as a synonym of Pleistacantha moseleyi and Rochinia riversandersoni is shown to be a complex of several species.

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