First record of a Palaemonid shrimp, Brachycarpus biunguiculatus (Lucas, 1849) from Japan

  • Okuno J
  • Osawa M
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Abstract

Brachycarpus biunguiculatus (LUCAS, 1849) is recorded on the basis of three specimens collected from Japanese waters ; two of them were captured from the lagoon on Kuro-shima Islet of Yaeyama Group, Ryukyu Islands and another specimen was caught in a submarine cave on Hachijo-jima Island, Izu Islands. This species is widely distributed from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean to Indo-Pacific region, and the present specimens represent the first record of the species from Japan.

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Authors

  • Junji Okuno

  • Masayuki Osawa

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