New record of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 (Brachyura, Decapoda, Portunidae) from the Arabian Sea, Kerala, India

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Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 was collected from off the Kerala coast, Arabian Sea, India. This is the first record of the subspecies from India and the taxonomic characters are similar to the findings of Türkay & Spiridonov (2006) who described the subspecies for the first time. The present work also records molecular sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI), used to determine the genetic identity of the species.

New record of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 (Brachyura, Decapoda, Portunidae) from the Arabian Sea, Kerala, India

in Crustaceana

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    Map of the southern part of India, showing the locations (∙) off Alleppey where the samples of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006 were collected.

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    Microphotograph showing details of gonopod 1 of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006. A, Spinules along outer margin; B, spinules along inner margin.

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    Photograph of the crab, Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006.

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    Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006; a, b, photographs showing ventral side of a male and a female crab, respectively.

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    Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006; a, b, photographs showing abdomen of a male and a female crab, respectively.

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    Microphotograph of pair of gonopods 1 of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006.

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    Microphotograph of gonopod 2 of Charybdis (Goniohellenus) omanensis septentrionalis Türkay & Spiridonov, 2006.

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