Strianassa lerayi 

Arthur Anker
August 11, 2020
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Shrimp species struanassa Lerayi anker
Arthur Anker

Strianassa lerayi is one of the new shrimps were discovered by the STRI team working in Coiba in 2019 and described by Arthur Anker.

Anker named one of the new genus and species of mud-shrimps in the family Laomediidae, Strianassa lerayi, to honor both the Smithsonian in Panama and his friendship with Leray. The generic name comes from the abbreviation of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the last six letters of a morphologically similar genus, Axianassa. Since “anassa” is derived from the ancient Greek word for queen, the name of the new genus literally means “Queen of STRI.”

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