A TAXONOMIC APPRAISAL OF Lobothelphusa woodmasoni (Rathbun, 1905) (Decapoda, Brachyura: Potamidae: Potaminae) FROM NORTHEASTERN INDIA

Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology

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Title A TAXONOMIC APPRAISAL OF Lobothelphusa woodmasoni (Rathbun, 1905) (Decapoda, Brachyura: Potamidae: Potaminae) FROM NORTHEASTERN INDIA
 
Creator CHETIA, AWARLIN
MITRA, SANTANU
DAS, DEBANGSHU NARAYAN
 
Description Lobothelphusa woodmasoni (Rathbun, 1905) is a freshwater crab, restricted mainly to the Southeast Asian countries. Currently, there are two completely contradictory descriptions of the male gonopod and both the authors hardly gave any evidence whether ‘type specimen’ housed at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata was compared or not. This creates perplexity on the taxonomic identity of the species whereas comparison of gonopods with published data as well as voucher specimen is the only way to identify an adult male specimen. Therefore, to provide some clarity, this paper reviews the taxonomical status of L. woodmasoni from Northeast India by comparing the samples from two sites of occurrences (i.e. Sivasagar and Harmuti, Assam) with its ‘type specimen’. The finding offers the detailed anatomical features of the female abdomen and gonopores for the first time that may be used as tool for species discrimination and thereby re-evaluates the structure of male gonopods and other accessory characters for proper taxonomic enumeration of the species.
 
Publisher MB International Media and Publishing House
 
Date 2019-09-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1416
 
Source UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY; 2019 - Volume 39 [Issue 4]; 177-183
0256-971X
0256-971X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1416/1354
 
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