A new alpheid shrimp, Thuylamea camelus gen. nov. & spec. nov., from Dong Hoa, a coastal community of Can Gio district, and northwest of Vung Tau (Cap St. Jacques), Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new genus appears not to be closely related to any of the previously described genera. It has the postero-dorsal margin of the carapace armed with two high and short crests which are slightly outward inclined and directed backward, and between these crests with a low but distinct conical spine, and an elevated conical boss in the anterior median area slightly behind the anterior margin of the first abdominal somite.

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Keywords Crustacea, Decapoda, Alpheidae, new genus, new species, Vietnam
Journal Zoologische Mededelingen
Note Authorname Nguyên Van Yuân on titelpage is incorrect. Correct name: Nguyên Van Xuân

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Nguyên Van Xuân, . (2001). A new alpheid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from South Vietnam. Zoologische Mededelingen, 75, 1-15, 217–228.