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First report of Gonodactylus smithii (Pocock, 1893) from South Andaman, India (Crustacea : Stomatopoda).
Zootaxa ; 4688(3): zootaxa.4688.3.11, 2019 Oct 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31719445
ABSTRACT
The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands (11.7401°N, 92.6586°E) are surrounded by the Bay of Bengal to the west and Andaman Sea to the east. The species reported in this paper belongs to the superfamily Gonodactyloidea, which are generally "smashers", i.e. the dactylus of their raptorial appendage is greatly inflated at the base and used to break open hard-bodied prey (Ahyong 1997). Most smashers live in rock and coral cavities and have a heavily armoured telson for defensive and offensive purposes (Caldwell Dingle 1975). Studies on the family Gonodactylidae from these islands have been limited and few have been reported so far (Jayabarathi et al. 2013; Kumaralingam Raghunathan 2016; Kumaralingam et al. 2017). Recent field studies in the Andaman Islands collected a specimen of the Gonodactylus smithii, reported herein.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Crustáceos / Antozoários Limite: Animais País/Região como assunto: Ásia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Zootaxa Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo