Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 41-46

A new species of Kingsleya (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae) from the Xingu River and range extension for Kingsleya junki, freshwater crabs from the southern Amazon basin

Pedraza, ManuelMartinelli-Filho, José EduardoMagalhães, Célio

Kingsleya castrensis sp. nov., a pseudothelphusid crab is described and illustrated from the Xingu River, state of Pará, southern Amazon region, Brazil. The new species is characterized by the male first gonopod bearing a large, well-developed apical plate, with a broadly rounded, thick distal lobe. New records of Kingsleya junki Magalhães, 2003 extend the distribution of this species eastward to the Tocantins River basin, in the state of Pará, Brazil.(AU)

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