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MESOPENAEUS MARIAE, A NEW SPECIES OF SHRIMP (PENAEOIDEA: SOLENOCERIDAE), THE FIRST RECORD OF THE GENUS IN THE INDO-WEST PACIFIC

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ABSTRACT Mesopenaeusmariae, a new species of solenocerid shrimp, is described and illustrated. It differs from the only previously known species in the genus, Mesopenaeus tropicalis, in having a deeper rostrum, about 0.40 instead of 0.25 as high as long, in lacking hooks on the distomesial margin of the distal article of the mandibular palp, in having a meral spine on the first pereopod, and in other characters of the appendages, the petasma, and the thelycum. Length/weight regressions and carapace/total length relationships are presented for males and females. Mesopenaeus mariae is found SE of Saya de Malha Bank and off southern Mozambique; M. tropicalis inhabits the western Atlantic from North Carolina to southern Brazil.

Affiliations: 1: (IPF) National Marine Fisheries Service, Systematics Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. 20560;; 2: (BGI) All-Union Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, VNIRO, Moscow, U.S.S.R. 107146.

10.1163/1937240X82X00455
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2017-12-17

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