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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4500.4.8

A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India

SANTANU MITRA, ARAJUSH PAYRA, KAILASH CHANDRA

Abstract


A new species of potamid crab of the genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007, is described from Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The new species, T. kempi n. sp., can be distinguished from its congeners by a distinct combination of carapace and gonopod characters: a relatively high carapace with a bilobed frontal margin; subquadrate sixth abdominal somite with nearly parallel lateral margins; and a relatively small G1 terminal segment with a semicircular to bluntly triangular dorsal flap. All known Teretamon species are compared with the new species, and a key for this genus is provided.

 


Keywords


Crustacea, taxonomy, Teretamon kempi, Namdapha Tiger Reserve

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