Australian Museum Journal Georgeoplax, new genus for Litocheira glabra Baker, 1906 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)

Shortform:
Türkay, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(8): 101–105
Author(s):
Türkay, Michael
Year published:
1984
Title:
Georgeoplax, new genus for Litocheira glabra Baker, 1906 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
18
Issue:
8
Start page:
101
End page:
105
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.375
Language:
English
Date published:
31 March 1984
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
09 September 2009
Reference number:
375
EndNote package:
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (1157kb PDF)

Abstract

Georgeoplax new genus is proposed for Litocheira glabra Baker, 1906, as the shape of the male first pleopod is different from that of Litocheira bispinosa Kinahan, 1856. Both genera share the primitively catometopan configuration of the male reproductive system with coxal genital openings and the penis situated in a groove between the seventh and eighth sternites, as well as the general torsion of the basal part of the first male pleopod as shown by the direction of the sperm channel. For these reasons both genera are monotypic.