Senckenbergiana maritima

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 223–227

Lysmata splendida sp. nov., a new species of shrimp from the Maldives (Crustacea: Decapoda: Hippolytidae)

  • Rudolf N. Burukovsky

DOI: 10.1007/BF03042966

Cite this article as:
Burukovsky, R.N. Senckenbergiana maritima (2000) 30: 223. doi:10.1007/BF03042966


A new species of hippolytid shrimp,Lysmata splendida, from the Maldives (Ari-Atoll) is described. This species can be separated from its closest relative,L. debeliusBruce, 1981, by the acute pterygostomial, angles of the carapace, the lower spine number on the merus of pereopods 3–5 and by its colouration (the greater number of white spots on carapace and their presence on the abdomen).

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© E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf N. Burukovsky
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  1. 1.Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO)KaliningradRussia