Miyakella nepa (Latreille in Latreille et al., 1828)

Ahyong, Shane T. & Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju, 2018, First records of seven species of mantis shrimp from India (Crustacea: Stomatopoda), Zootaxa 4370 (4), pp. 381-394 : 389

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4370.4.4

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5998624

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Miyakella nepa (Latreille in Latreille et al., 1828)
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Miyakella nepa (Latreille in Latreille et al., 1828)

Squilla nepa LATREILLE IN LATREILLE et al. 1828: 471 [ TYPE LOCALITY: XIAMEN, CHINA, BY NEOTYPE DESIGNATION; AHYONG 2001 ] .— KEMP 1913: 60–64, PL. 4 FIG. 49.

Squilla Edwardsi GIEBEL, 1861: 320 [TYPE LOCALITY: INSEL BANKA, INDONESIA, 2°15’S, 106 ° 00’E]. GoogleMaps

Oratosquilla nepa . —MANNING 1968: 31–32, FIG. 8.—SHANBOGUE 1969: 36.— GHOSH 1984: 265.—SHANBOGUE 1986: 553–555, PL. 5 FIGS. 30–31, PL. 6 FIGS. 32–33.— MOOSA 1986: 410.— GHOSH 1987: 311; 1995: 187.— MOOSA 1991: 212.— LYLA et al. 1997: 5, 8, 14, FIG. 14, 15.— GHOSH 1998: 421, 433.

Miyakea nepa .— MANNING 1995: 219.— AHYONG 2001: 279, FIG. 136.— AHYONG & NAIYANETR 2002: 299.— AHYONG et al. 2008: 140–141, FIG. 110–111.

Miyakella nepa . — AHYONG & LOw 2013: 99.

Material examined. Tamil Nadu: ZRC, 1 female (TL 80 mm), PaZhayar Fish Landing, Nagapattinam, TN 170911 View Materials / 2, coll. R. Lasley, B.Y. Lee & N.K. Ng, 17 Sep 2011.

Remarks. The specimen reported here agrees well with published accounts of Miyakella nepa (Manning 1968; Ahyong 2001; Ahyong et al. 2008). Abdominal spination is as follows: submedian 4–6, intermediate 3–6, lateral 2–6, marginal 1–5. Miyakella nepa occurs throughout Indian waters; along the southwest coast, it is fished in large quantities from NoVember to April (Shanbogue 1986).

Distribution. Western Indian Ocean to India, Australia, the South China Sea, Taiwan and New Caledonia; doubtfully from French Polynesia; shallow water to at least 85 m (Ahyong & Naiyanetr 2002).

ZRC

Zoological Reference Collection, National University of Singapore