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 De Grave, S. and A. Anker (2008) Leptathanas powelli gen. nov., sp. nov, a new infaunal alpheid shrimp associated with upogebiid mudshrimps in Nigeria (Crustacea, Decapoda). Zootaxa 1750: 43–52. PDF is 15kB


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Reference ID 28094
Reference type journalarticle
Authors De Grave, S.
Anker, A.
Publication Year (for display) 2008
Publication Year (for sorting) 2008
Title _Leptathanas powelli_ gen. nov., sp. nov, a new infaunal alpheid shrimp associated with upogebiid mudshrimps in Nigeria (Crustacea, Decapoda)
Secondary Title Zootaxa
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Tertiary Title  
Tertiary Authors  
Volume 1750
Pages 43–52
Place published  
A new alpheid shrimp genus and species is described from the Niger delta in Nigeria. Leptathanas powelli gen. nov., sp. nov. appears to be associated “commensally” with burrows of mudshrimps, Upogebia furcata (Aurivillius, 1898) (Thalassinidea, Upogebiidae). Leptathanas gen. nov. is superficially similar to Leptalpheus Williams, 1965, a genus composed exclusively of infaunal species. However, it is more closely related to a generic complex around Athanas Leach, 1814, and in particular to Athanopsis Coutière, 1896. The main diagnostic features of Leptathanas gen. nov. are the presence of an articulated plate on the sixth pleonite; the frontal margin of the carapace with a very short rostral pro- jection and without orbital teeth; the asymmetrical and unequal chelipeds carried folded, with the propodus fitting in a ventral excavation of the merus; and the presence of stout cuspidate setae on the protopod of the uropod. Key words: Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea, Alpheidae, Leptathanas, new genus, new species, infaunal shrimp, Nigeria, West Africa, eastern Atlantic
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