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Nouméa, New Caledonia

Lee B.Y.,National University of Singapore | Corbari L.,CNRS Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution Institute | De Forges B.R.,5 Rue Felix Franchette
Crustaceana | Year: 2015

During a recent expedition in the South China Sea, three species of the deep-sea epialtid genus Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885 were collected. Two species, O. stimpsoni Miers, 1886, and O. auritum (Rathbun, 1916), are new records for the area. The third species, one of the largest known Oxypleurodon species, is described here as new. It is most similar to O. luzonicum (Rathbun, 1916) and O. sanctaeclausi Richer de Forges & Ng, 2009, in possessing a rounded cardiac plate, but can be separated by the structures of the branchial and pseudorostral spines. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2015.

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