Title

Transkalliapseudes spinulata, new genus, new species (Crustacea : Tanaidacea : Kalliapseudidae) from the northwest Australian shelf

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-17-2006

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

A new kalliapseudid genus, Transkalliapseudes is erected to receive T. spinulata, n. sp. The description of the new genus and species are based on two males collected at depths of 44 - 82 m from the Northwest Continental Shelf of Australia. Transkalliapseudes n. gen. shares most features (setation of uniarticulate mandibular palp, cheliped, and dactylus of pereopod I) with those of the subfamily Kalliapseudinae; however, the dactylus on pereopods IV - VI are similar to those found in the subfamily Hemikalliapseudinae, as well as, some species of Kalliapseudes. The presence of numerous granular-like spinules on appendages of T. spinulata appears to be a unique character. A key and table for the separation of the genera within the subfamily Kalliapseudinae is presented.

Publication Title

Zootaxa

Issue

1298

First Page

17

Last Page

27

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