Abstract

Fifteen species of seven genera are discussed. The material comes from depths exceeding 200 m in the Indian Ocean (off east Africa, Indonesia and north-west Australia) and the west Pacific (Tasman Sea and Kermadec Deep). Four new species are described, one of the genus Platymaia and three of Rochinia. The known geographic range of six species is extended: Cyrtomaia suhmi, Pleistacantha moseleyi, Rochinia pulchra are recorded from off north-west Australia for the first time. Platymaia fimbriata is recorded from the Indian Ocean for the first time and the known range of Teratomaia richardsoni is extended to the Kermadec region. Echinoplax pungens is confirmed as a synonym of Pleistacantha moseleyi and Rochinia riversandersoni is shown to be a complex of several species.

 
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Short Form
Griffin and Tranter, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus. 38(6): 351–370
Author
D. J. G. Griffin; H. A. Tranter
Year
1986
Title
Some majid spider crabs from the deep Indo–West Pacific
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
38
Issue
6
Start Page
351
End Page
370
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.186
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1986
Cover Date
31 December 1986
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: INDIAN; OCEAN: PACIFIC
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19 December 2008
Reference Number
186
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