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On the Species of Japanese Atyid Shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea) Described by William Stimpson (1860)

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Abstract The taxonomic status of the six Japanese species of Caridina described by W. Stimpson (1860) is clarified on the basis of fresh specimens from the type localities. Caridina grandirostris, which has long been synonymized under C. longirostris H. Milne Edwards, 1837, is shown to be a distinct species; C. leucosticta is redescribed; C. multidentata is the senior synonym of C. japonica De Man, 1892; C. acuminata and C. brevirostris are regarded as junior synonyms of Atyoida pilipes (Newport, 1847); and C. exilirostris is synonymized with C. typus H. Milne Edwards, 1837. Neotypes for the six species are designated to stabilize their taxonomy, all of which are redescribed and figured. The various nomenclatural problems associated with these species are discussed.

Affiliations: 1: a (YC) Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, 14 Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119223, Republic of Singapore (; ; 2: b (PKLN) Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore (; ; 3: c (SS) Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan (; ; 4: d (KS) Division of Environmental Biology, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan (


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