New species of the deep-sea squat lobster genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Decapoda: Anomura: Eumunididae) from the Arabian Sea off southwestern India

Komai, Tomoyuki and Chakraborty, Rekha D and Purushothaman, P and Maheswarudu, G (2019) New species of the deep-sea squat lobster genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Decapoda: Anomura: Eumunididae) from the Arabian Sea off southwestern India. Zootaxa, 4590 (4). pp. 440-456.

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    Abstract

    A new species of the squat lobster genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Chirostyloidea: Eumunididae), E. multispina, is described and illustrated primarily on the basis of two male specimens from the Arabian Sea off the Kerala State, southwestern India, at depths of 250–400 m. One specimen from Lakshadweep, previously identified with E. funambulus Gordon, 1930, is also referred to the new species. The new species is morphologically most similar to E. funambulus among the 29 known congeners, but the presence of four epigastric spines and more numerous lateral spines on the carapace (four on the anterolateral and seven to 10 on the branchial margins) immediately distinguish the new species from E. funambulus. Genetic analysis using the mitochondrial COI and 16S rRNA markers also indicates that the new species is distinct from congenerics for which the sequence data are available.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: COI, Eumunida multispina, funambulus, Kerala, Lakshadweep, 16S rRNA, Crustacea
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
    Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Fish Genetics
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 06:16
    Last Modified: 10 May 2019 06:16
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13634

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