Lauriea

Lauriea

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Overview

Diagnostic Description

Carapace with weak and interrupted transverse striae usually with minute spines and uniramous setae, laterally with some acute spines. Rostrum triangular, with 4 lateral teeth. Frontal margins deeply concave. Abdominal somites unarmed. Telson incompletely subdivided, endopod of uropod much wider than long. Anterior margin of sternite 3 produced forwards. Eyes elongate, cornea not dilated. Article 1 of antennule with 3 distal spines, mesiodistal one smaller than others. Article 1 of antenna with distomesial spine short; article 2 usually with short distomesial and distolateral spines. Mxp3 merus with 2 spines on flexor margin. P1 short and stout, setose. P2–4 short; dactyli curved and strongly biunguiculate. G1 and G2 present.

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Macpherson, Enrique

Synonymy

Lauriea Baba, 1971: 51 [type species: Galathea gardineri Laurie, 1926. Gender: feminine]. – Baba 2005: 67 (key).—Baba et al. 2008: 82 (list of species and synonymies).—Macpherson & Baba 2011: 54.—Macpherson & Robainas-Barcia 2013: 139 (key).

Dubious records:

Galathea gardineri Tirmizi, 1966: 177, fig. 2 (Red Sea, 29–55 m).—Lewinsohn, 1969: 112 (no record).
Lauriea gardineri Lewinsohn, 1982: 299, fig. 1 (Gulf of Aqaba (northern Red Sea), 3–81 m).—Kamezaki et al., 1988: 99, with color fig. (Okinawa).—Tirmizi & Javed, 1993: 23, figs 10–11 (western Indian Ocean off Somali Republic, Andaman Islands, 66–177 m).—Baba, 1994: 43, fig. 2 (Madagascar, New Caledonia).—Kato & Okuno, 2001: 88, fig. (Hachijo Island, Japan, 25 m).

Author(s): Taylor, Joanne
Rights holder(s): Macpherson, Enrique