A new species of callianassid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Thalassinidea) from deep-water hydrothermal vents off Taiwan

Feng-Jiau Lin, Tomoyuki Komai, Tin Yam Chan

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Abstract

Nihonotrypaea thermophila, new species, is described on the basis of 26 specimens from a hydrothermally influenced field off northeastern Taiwan at depths of 128-320 m. This is the first callianassid shrimp to be reported from deep-water hydrothermal vents, and available data seems to suggest that the new species is vent-endemic. The new species is assigned to Nihonotrypaea Manning & Tamaki, 1998, a genus including three previously described species inhabiting coastal mud or sand flat areas in Japan and its adjacent waters. The new species is unique in the genus in having the antennal peduncle distinctly longer than the antennular peduncle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-158
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume120
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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