Zoological Studies

Vol. 58, 2019

(update: 2019.09.12)
 

Description of A New Species of Freshwater Crab of the Genus Qianguimon Huang, 2018 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Yulin, Guangxi, Southern China

Song-Bo Wang1, Chao Huang2,3,4, and Jie-Xin Zou1,*

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1Research Laboratory of Freshwater Crustacean Decapoda & Paragonimus, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Nanchang University, 461 Bayi Avenue, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province 330006, China. *Correspondence: E-mail: jxzou@ncu.edu.cn
2Palaeontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
3Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
4School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Received 4 February 2019 / Accepted 29 August 2019
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan

A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Qianguimon Huang, 2018, Q. rongxianense sp. nov. is described from Rong County, Yulin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, southern China. This new species resembles its congeners and some species in the genus Yarepotamon Dai & Türkay, 1997, but can be distinguished from these by its combination of the carapace, third maxilliped, male gonopod, female vulvae characters and size. Molecular data derived from the mitochondrial 16S rDNA supports the establishment of the new species, but does not provide further evidence as to its generic placement.

Key words: Qianguimon, Freshwater crab, Guangxi, New species, 16S rDNA.

Citation: Wang SB, Huang C, Zou JX. 2019. Description of a new species of freshwater crab of the genus Qianguimon Huang, 2018 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Yulin, Guangxi, southern China. Zool Stud 58:0ee. doi:-.