Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3718.4.5
Title: Samadinia longispina, a new genus and species of deep-sea spider crab from the western Pacific, and a new species of Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875, from Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Epialtidae)
Authors: Ng, P.K.L. 
De Forges, B.R.
Keywords: Brachyura
Crustacea
Epialtidae
New genus
New species
Rochinia
Taxonomy
West Pacific
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2013
Citation: Ng, P.K.L., De Forges, B.R. (2013-10-07). Samadinia longispina, a new genus and species of deep-sea spider crab from the western Pacific, and a new species of Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875, from Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Epialtidae). Zootaxa 3718 (4) : 357-366. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3718.4.5
Abstract: A new genus, Samadinia n. gen., and new species, Samadinia longispina n. sp., of deep-water epialtid spider crab is de-scribed from French Polynesia and New Caledonia. The new genus is superficially similar to Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875, but can be distinguished by having the dorsal surface of the carapace covered with small, rounded granules (versus with long spines or strong tubercles), well developed hepatic and lateral branchial spines (versus relatively shorter and weaker), a prominently constricted male thoracic sternite 4 (versus relatively broader with less prominent or without me-dian constriction) and a proportionally broader male abdomen. A new species of Rochinia, R. granulosa n. sp., is also described from Papua New Guinea. It is easily distinguished from congeners its small adult size, the presence of numerous relatively large granules on the carapace and a relatively short hepatic spine. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.
Source Title: Zootaxa
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/101625
ISSN: 11755326
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3718.4.5
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