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Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, Volume 31

Deep-Sea Crustaceans from Papua New Guinea

Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, a continuation of Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, is a series dedicated to the inventory and description of the deep-sea fauna of the world, with special emphasis on the most extensive, yet remote and least explored, region—the Indo-West Pacific. The comprehensive series of marine expeditions undertaken by the French National Museum of Natural History and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) continue to collect many new, strange, and sometimes colorful crustaceans. The present volume includes for the first time results from recent expeditions off Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea always had a special place in the heart of marine biologists. Firstly, but barely explored during the expedition of the Challenger (1875), deep-sea fauna from Papua New Guinea remained a gap of knowledge until the recent series of expeditions launched by the museum: to Biopapua (2010), Papua Niugini (2012), Madeep (2014) and Kavieng (2014). From these expeditions’ amazing samplings of benthic fauna, an international network of naturalists and taxonomists, federated around the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos program, has described since 2012 more than 258 new species of mollusks, fishes, sea spiders, corals, and crustaceans. This special Papua New Guinea volume comprises descriptions and new occurrences for more than 360 species including cirripeds, crabs, armored shrimps, ghost shrimps, and squat lobsters. Many are illustrated with spectacular color images of freshly caught specimens. With forty-four new species of crustaceans described in this volume, more than three hundred new marine species will have been discovered around Papua New Guinea and its satellite islands.

481 pages | 32 color plates, 137 halftones | 8 3/4 x 10 3/4

Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Biological Sciences: Tropical Biology and Conservation


Table of Contents

CONTENTS
FOREWORD / PRÉFACE ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Ralph Reeves MANA
Squat lobsters of the families Munididae and Munidopsidae from Papua New Guinea ................................................... 11
Enrique MACPHERSON, Paula C. RODRÍGUEZ-FLORES & Annie MACHORDOM
First King Crabs from Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Lithodidae) ................................................................ 121
Shane T. AHYONG
Brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) of eleven families of Dorippoidea, Goneplacoidea,
Homoloidea, Palicoidea, Pilumnoidea, and Trapezioidea from Papua New Guinea ........................................................ 141
Peter CASTRO
Crangonid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from Papua New Guinea ............................................................... 207
Jung Nyun KIM & Tin-Yam CHAN
The deep-water Homolidae of Papua New Guinea, (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura),
with description of a new species of Lamoha Ng, 1998 .............................................................................................. 239
Bertrand RICHER DE FORGES & Peter K. L. NG
Axiid and micheleid lobsters from Indo-West Pacific deep-sea environments
(Crustacea: Decapoda: Axiidea: Axiidae, Micheleidae) ............................................................................................... 259
Gary C. B. POORE
Deep sea palaemonid shrimps of Papua New Guinea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) .......................................... 369
Zdenek DURIŠ & Anna ŠOBÁNOVÁ
New and rare leucosiid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from Papua New Guinea ............................................... 403
Bella S. GALIL & Peter K. L. NG
A new deep-sea barnacle, Calantica australpacifica sp. nov. (Scalpelliforms: Calanticidae)
in the South Pacific: first report on the presences of dwarf males on the sub-rostral position in Calantica ......................... 445
Benny K. K. CHAN & Paula RODRIGUEZ MORENO
APPENDIX / TAXONOMIC INDEX...................................................................................................................... 461

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