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Title: A deep-sea lobster of the genus Puerulus (Crustacea : Decapoda: Palinuridae) from Taiwan.
Authors: Tin-yam Chan
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:海洋生物研究所
Date: 1988
Issue Date: 2018-04-12T02:53:58Z
Publisher: Bulletin of the Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica
Abstract: Abstract: Taiwanese waters is reported for the first time. One species is recognized, namely Puerulus angulatus (Bate, 1888). This deep-sea spiny lobster is rather rare and is caught off the north-eastern coast at the depth of 180-350 m together with Metanephrops lobsters by "baby " shrimp trawlers. A brief description and color illustration of this species are provided for its identification. The morphological differences between the sexes in this lobster is also discussed. Key words: New record, Palinuridae, Puerulus, Taiwan. 丄 he record of spiny lobsters of the Family Palinuridae in Taiwan has been two genera and nine species by Ho and Yu (1979). During the last few years of specimen collection for the Taiwanese decapod crustaceans survey, several specimens of another spiny lobster species were obtained at fish markets. This species belongs to the primitive lobster genus Puerulus Ortmann, 1897 (George & Main 1967). It differs from other spiny lobsters by having a prismatic carapace, a rather short antennulae, and with the supra-orbital horns far apart and almost situated laterally (see Holthuis 1946). The similarity of these characteristics to the young stages of other palinurids earns this genus the name Puerulus. Four extant species of this genus are known at present (see Berry 1969) and all are from Indo-West-Pacific. However, all of them are rather rare and therefore of almost no economic importance (Williams 1986). The record of Puerulus lobsters in Taiwan makes up the Taiwanese spiny lobsters to three genera and 10 species. Our specimens collected to date are all identified as Puerulus angulatus (Bate, 1888). The taxonomic status of this species is rather confusing in the literature
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