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1 February 2012 Redescription of Hexapanopeus lobipes and Its Reassignment to Milnepanopeus n. gen. (Decapoda: Brachyura: Panopeidae)
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Milnepanopeus n. gen. is proposed to accommodate the western Atlantic brachyuran crab, Hexapanopeus lobipes. Characters of the carapace, sternal groove, carpus of the ambulatory pereiopods, and male first gonopod define this presently monospecific genus. Recent molecular analyses support removal of H. lobipes from Hexapanopeus, and segregate this genus as a distinct lineage of Panopeidae Ortmann, 1893. The species is redescribed as Milnepanopeus lobipes, n. comb., on the basis of the holotype and supplementary material from deep banks in the Gulf of Mexico. Variations in morphology are addressed along with morphological comparisons to related genera of the family.

© The Crustacean Society, 2012. Published by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden
Brent P. Thoma and Darryl L. Felder "Redescription of Hexapanopeus lobipes and Its Reassignment to Milnepanopeus n. gen. (Decapoda: Brachyura: Panopeidae)," Journal of Crustacean Biology 32(1), 141-152, (1 February 2012). https://doi.org/10.1163/193724011X615415
Received: 1 June 2011; Accepted: 1 July 2011; Published: 1 February 2012
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