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Title: Crustacea Decapoda : Studies of the Plesionika narval (Fabricius, 1787) group (Pandalidae), with descriptions of six new species.
Authors: Tin-Yam CHAN;Alain CROSNIER
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:海洋生物研究所
Date: 1991
Issue Date: 2018-04-12T02:27:37Z
Publisher: Memoires Memoirs du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Abstract: Abstract: Samples collected by ORSTOM ((Institut de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation), Service Mixte de Controle Biologique des Armees (SMCB) and the National Taiwan Ocean University in the Indo-West Pacific (off Madagascar, Seychelles Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia and Polynesia) as well as others obtained on loan from various museums led to a reexamination of the species belonging to the Plesionika narval group. Fourteen species are recognized of which 6 are new : P. yui from Taiwan, P. echinicola from New Caledonia, P. laurentae from New Caledonia and Eastern Australia, P. flavicauda from New Caledonia and Polynesia, P. rubrior and P. curvata from Polynesia. P. escalilis (Stimpson, 1860) is considered to be a synonym of P. narval. The specimens from the Atlantic identified as STIMPSON'S species by LEMAITRE and GORE (1988) are identified as P. longicauda (Rathbun, 1901). P. narval and P. serratifrons (Borradaile, 1900) are considered as distinct species but so similar that finding reliable characters to separate them is very difficult especially as individual variations are observed. P. narval is presently regarded as living only in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic (from Spain to Cape Verde Islands) but it appears that it may also be widespread in the Indo-West Pacific. On the other hand P. serratifrons probably occurs only in the South-West Pacific and with a rather restricted distribution. A key mainly for adults is offered for the identification of the species of this group. As coloration very often seems to be a reliable character for identifying fresh specimens, color photographs are included. Unfortunately it was not possible to obtain information on the coloration of all the species and consequently this character could only be used rarely in the key.
Relation: 9(152) pp.413-461
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/45827
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