Studies on Eumalacostraca: a homage to Masatsune Takeda

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This volume honours an outstanding Japanese carcinologist, Masatsune Takeda (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan), on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Since 1967, Takeda-sensei (“sensei” is an honourific term for teacher or senior scientist in Japan) has devoted his life to studying the taxonomy of Brachyura and has published 323 papers over a long and illustrious career, and in the process, described 231 new taxa. In this volume, a total of 24 papers have been put together by 40 of his friends and colleagues to honour him. These papers cover a wide diversity of topics on the taxonomy, larval biology, palaeontology and ecology of Brachyura, Caridea, Stenopodidea, Astacidea, Axiidea, Anomura, Amphipoda, Isopoda and Mysida, all groups that Takeda-sensei loved.
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Biographical Note

Hironori Komatsu, Ph.D. (2002), National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, is Curator of Crustacea. Specialty: taxonomy of crabs.
Junji Okuno, M.Sc., Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, is Senior Curator of Crustacea. Specialty: taxonomy of shrimps and hermit crabs.
Kouki Fukuoka, Ph.D., Research Center for Subtropical Fisheries, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, is Researcher of Marine Ecosystem. Specialty: taxonomy of mysids.

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Contributors include: Shane Ahyong, Arthur Anker, Masakazu Aoki, Hiroyuki Ariyama, Barry van Bakel, Peter Castro, Tin-Yam Chan, Peter Davie, René Fraaije, Yoshihisa Fujita, Danièle Guinot, Yukio Hanamura, Andrew Hosie, John Jagt, Atsushi Ito, Keiichi Kakui, Tomoyuki Komai, Hironori Komatsu, Kooichi Konishi, Xinzheng Li, Ruiyu Liu, Wenliang Liu, Tadafumi Maenosono, Marivene Manuel-Santos, Colin McLay, Jose Mendoza, Masako Mitsuhashi, Tohru Naruse, Peter Ng, Bertrand Richer de Forges, Junji Okuno, Masayuki Osawa, Dwi Listyo Rahayu, Tomomi Saito, Michitaka Shimomura, Ko Tomikawa, Isao Tsutsui, Tetsuya Watanabe, Richard Webber, Yusuke Yamada.

Table of contents

Preface
Professor Masatsune Takeda
AHYONG, SHANE T., TOMOYUKI KOMAI & TETSUYA WATANABE, First Viridotheres Manning, 1996, from Japan, with a key to the species (Decapoda, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae)
AHYONG, SHANE T., T. RICHARD WEBBER & TIN-YAM CHAN, Thymops takedai, a new species of deepwater lobster from the Southwest Atlantic Ocean with additional records of ‘thymopine’ lobsters (Decapoda, Nephropidae)
AOKI, MASAKAZU N. & ATSUSHI ITO, Caprella takedai, a new species of caprellid amphipod from off Ito, the east coast of Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka, Japan
ARIYAMA, HIROYUKI, A new species of Bollegidia (Amphipoda, Bogidiellidae sensu lato) from Kushimoto coast, central Japan
BAKEL, BARRY W. M. VAN, DANIÈLE GUINOT, JOHN W. M. JAGT & RENÉ H. B. FRAAIJE, Mithracites takedai, a new homoloid crab (Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of Colombia
CASTRO, PETER, Goneplacid crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) of the Mainbaza and Miriki Expeditions to the Mozambique Channel, with the description of a new species of Pycnoplax Castro, 2007
DAVIE, PETER J. F., A new species of Pedroplax (Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) from the Coral Sea, and a new record of Pedroplax megalops from north-western Australia
FUJITA, YOSHIHISA, First zoea of Porcellanopagurus truncatifrons Takeda, 1981 (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae) described from laboratory-hatched material
HANAMURA, YUKIO & ISAO TSUTSUI, A new species of Anisomysis Hansen, 1910 (Mysida, Mysidae) from inshore waters of a small island in the Andaman Sea
KOMAI, TOMOYUKI, PETER K. L. NG & YUSUKE YAMADA, A new genus and new species of chasmocarcinid crab (Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacoidea) from shallow waters in Japan
KOMATSU, HIRONORI, MARIVENE R. MANUEL-SANTOS & PETER K. L. NG, Ebalia takedai, a new species of leucosiid crab (Decapoda, Brachyura) from Panglao, Philippines
KONISHI, KOOICHI & TOMOMI SAITO, Remarkable zoeas of two species of deep-sea spider crabs (Brachyura, Majoidea, Epialtidae, Pisinae)
LIU, WENLIANG & RUIYU LIU (J. Y. LIU), Michelea takeda sp. nov. (Decapoda, Axiidea, Micheleidae) from the South China Sea
MCLAY, COLIN L. & ANDREW HOSIE, Another shell-carrying dromiid crab, Desmodromia tranterae McLay, 2001, from the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia and observations of shell-acquisition behaviour of Conchoecetes artificiosus (Fabricius, 1798) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Dromiidae)
MENDOZA, JOSE C. E. & PETER K. L. NG, A new genus and species of deep-water xanthid crab (Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae) from the Philippines
MITSUHASHI, MASAKO, XINZHENG LI & TIN-YAM CHAN, Additional deep-sea pontoniine shrimps (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Taiwan, with description of one new species .. xxx
NARUSE, TOHRU & TADAFUMI MAENOSONO, A new genus and species of Aphanodactylidae Ahyong & Ng, 2009 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Pinnotheroidea) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
OKUNO, JUNJI, A new species of cnidarian-associated shrimp of the genus Cuapetes Clark, 1919 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Suruga Bay, Japan
OSAWA, MASAYUKI & YOSHIHISA FUJITA, New records of Albuneidae (Decapoda, Anomura) from Japan, with description of a new species of Paralbunea
RAHAYU, DWI LISTYO, A new species of the hermit crab genus Diogenes Dana, 1851 (Decapoda, Anomura, Diogenidae) from Lombok, Indonesia
RICHER DE FORGES, BERTRAND & PETER K. L. NG, Griffinia takedai, a new species of deep sea majoid crab (Decapoda, Brachyura, Epialtidae) from the Philippines
SAITO, TOMOMI & ARTHUR ANKER, A new species of the genus Microprosthema Stimpson, 1860 (Stenopodidea, Spongicolidae) from the Society Islands, French Polynesia
SHIMOMURA, MICHITAKA & KEIICHI KAKUI, A new species of Stegidotea Poore, 1985 (Isopoda, Chaetiliidae) from Japan … xxx
TOMIKAWA, KO & HIRONORI KOMATSU, A new species of the genus Dulichiella (Amphipoda, Melitidae) from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan

Readership

This book contains many new taxa, records and informations of various groups of Crustacea. It will be a must-item for crustacean taxonomists, and especially for researchers in Japan and East Asia.

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