The Genus Paraxiopsis De Man, with Descriptions of New Species from the Western Atlantic (Crustacea: Decapoda: Axiidae)
The axiid shrimp genus Paraxiopsis De Man is reinstated, and separated from Eutrichocheles Wood Mason on the basis of five characters. Nine species are assigned to Paraxiopsis, two from the Pacific and seven from the western Atlantic. Five of the latter are previously undescribed: P. foveolata from the eastern Gulf of Mexico; P. gracilimana from South Carolina to Tobaga, Belize, and the Gulf of Mexico; P. granulimana from Trinidad and the Florida Shelf; P. hispida from the Yucatan; and P. spinipleura from Belize and the Florida Keys. The type species, P. brocki De Man from the Indo-Pacific is redescribed, as is P. defensus Rathbun from the Caribbean. The species range from the intertidal to 95 m, in a variety of habitats including coral buttresses, coarse rubble, sand and mud.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 1996
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