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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4032.4.9

A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Kingsleya Ortmann, 1897 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae) from Amazonia, Brazil

MANUEL PEDRAZA, MARCOS TAVARES

Abstract


A new species of freshwater crab, Kingsleya celioi, from the Brazilian Amazon (Pará State) is described and illustrated. The new species can be easily separated from their congeners by a suite of morphological characters, including the apical plate of the first gonopod large, widest medially in abdominal view, with single large spine-like outgrowth in midlength of mesial margin; distal, proximal lobes of apical plate unequal in size, distal lobe largest, tapering distally in lateral view.

 


Keywords


Crustacea, Amazonian lowland, biodiversity, freshwater crabs, Pseudothelphusidae, Kingsleyini, Pará State

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