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Title: A new species of Ptychognathus Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) from the Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan
Authors: Osawa, M.
Ng, N. 
Keywords: Brachyura
Crustacea
Japan
New species
Ptychognathus
Ryukyu Islands
Varunidae
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2006
Source: Osawa, M.,Ng, N. (2006-07-14). A new species of Ptychognathus Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) from the Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan. Zootaxa (1260) : 57-66. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A new varunid crab, Ptychognathus insolitus, is described from Izena Island, the Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan. This new species is unique among congeners in having a very broad carapace, long and slender ambulatory legs, and stout male first gonopods. Although these characters are diagnostic to Orcovita Ng & Tomascik, 1994, the new species belongs to Ptychognathus Stimpson, 1858 based on the lack of a distinct frontal median triangle on the carapace and the short dactyli of the fifth pereopods. Copyright © 2006 Magnolia Press.
Source Title: Zootaxa
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99906
ISSN: 11755326
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