|Shrimps of the family Nematocarcinidae Smith, 1884 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) from Taiwan and the Philippines collected by the TAIWAN, PANGLAO 2005 and AURORA expeditions in the western Pacific|
Burukovsky, R.N. (2013). Shrimps of the family Nematocarcinidae Smith, 1884 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) from Taiwan and the Philippines collected by the TAIWAN, PANGLAO 2005 and AURORA expeditions in the western Pacific, in: Ahyong, S.T. et al. (Ed.) Tropical deep-sea benthos, Volume 27. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 204: pp. 155-189
In: Ahyong, S.T. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Tropical deep-sea benthos, Volume 27. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 204. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 978-2-85653-692-6. 501 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993). Éditions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1243-4442, more
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During the recent Taiwan TAIWAN and the Philippines PANGLAO 2005 and AURORA deep-sea expeditions, many specimens of nematocarcinid shrimp were collected. Altogether three genera and 13 species are identified: Nigmatullinus acanthitelsonis (Pequegnat, 1970), Segonzackomaius altus (Bate, 1888), Nematocarcinus chacei Burukovsky, 2002, N. combensis Burukovsky, 2000, N. crosnieri Burukovsky, 2000, N. gracilis Bate, 1888, N. productus Bate, 1888, N. rectirostris Burukovsky, 1991, N. richeri Burukovsky, 2000, N. subtegulisfactus Burukovsky, 2000, N. subtilis Burukovsky, 2000, N. tenuipes Bate, 1888 and N. tenuirostris Bate, 1888. Amongst them, S. altus, N. chacei and N. crosnieri are the second records since their original descriptions. Moreover, two genera and 11 species are new records for Taiwan while two species are new Philippine records. Diagnoses for the family, subfamilies, and genera and a key to all species of Nematocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1881 are given. Colour photographs of 10 species are also provided. The studied area was subdivided into northern and southern subareas. The northern area includes the waters around Taiwan (21°18’-25°22’N and 117°17’-123°01’E), and the southern area the waters of the Philippines (08°33’-16°06’N and 121°30’-124°10’E). Five species occur in both subareas. A comparison of the present data with the known data on the nematocarcinid shrimp fauna of the Indo-Malay area or East Indies Triangle (i.e. the centre of species diversity of shrimps of family Nematocarcinidae) revealed that the area between Taiwan and the northern Philippines is an ecotone, with a transitional nematocarcinid shrimp fauna between the fauna of the East Indies Triangle and the typical Indo-West-Pacific fauna.