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Crustacea Decapoda: Deep water Xanthoidea from the South-western Pacific and the western Indian Ocean
Davie, P.J.F. (1997). Crustacea Decapoda: Deep water Xanthoidea from the South-western Pacific and the western Indian Ocean, in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM: 18. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 176: pp. 337-387
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (1997). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM: 18. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 176. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-511-9. 570 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993). Éditions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1243-4442, more
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    Taxonomy, cruise reports, deep water, geographical distribution, vertical distribution

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  • Davie, P.J.F.

Abstract
    Twenty-two species of xanthoid crabs, living mostly at depths greater than 200 m, are recorded from waters off New Caledonia, and some other Southwest Pacific localities. Of these 13 species are new, and one new genus is defined. They include: Gaillardiellus bathus sp. nov.; Meractaea multidentata sp. nov.; Rata chalcal sp. nov.; Alainodaeus alis sp. nov.; Alainodaeus nuku sp. nov.; Palatigum trichostoma gen. nov., sp. nov.; Medaeops gemini sp. nov.; Medaeops merodontos sp. nov.; Medaeus aztec sp. nov.; Paramedaeus megagomphios sp. nov.; Liomera nigrimanus sp. nov.; Euryxanthops latifrons sp. nov.; and Xanthias teres sp. nov. Other species have had their geographic and bathymetric ranges increased. An additional species Euryxanthops cepros sp. nov. is described from the Seychelles Archipelago, and is the first species of this genus to be found in the Indian Ocean. Keys for identification are provided for the species of Alainodaeus, Euryxanthops, Medaeops, Medaeus, and Paramedaeus.

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