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A New Genus And Two New Species of Mantis Shrimp from the Western Pacific (Stomatopoda: Gonodactyloidea: Protosquillidae)

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Abstract A new genus and two new species of protosquillid mantis shrimp are described from the western Pacific. The new genus, Rayellus, is the sixth to be recognized in Protosquillidae and is unique in having the telson margins fully lined with soft, spine-like papillae.

Affiliations: 1: Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Private Bag 14901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand


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