On a new species of Trachypenaeus (Crustacea, Decapoda: Penaeidae) from the Philippines, with notes on related species
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Trachypenaeus villaluzi a new species of penaeid prawn from the Philippines is described in detail and compared with the related species. The new species is characterized by the following features : Mastigobranchia are present on the 2nd and 3rd pereiopods, but absent on the first ; anterior plate of thelycum is deeply concave ; the lower margin of the distolateral projections of the petasma is concave. It is also suggested that Trachypenaeus asper Alcock Should be considered as a valid species instead of being treated as a synonym of T. curvirostris (Stimpson).
Muthu, M. S. & Motoh, H. (1979). On a new species of Trachypenaeus (Crustacea, Decapoda: Penaeidae) from the Philippines, with notes on related species. Researches on Crustacea, (9), 57-63.
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