A New Species of the Hermit Crab Genus Pagurixus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae) from Shallow Coral Reefs of Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Islands A New Species of the Hermit Crab Genus Pagurixus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae) from Shallow Coral Reefs of Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Islands

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Abstract

Pagurixus nanus, a new species of pagurid hermit crab, is described from shallow coral reefs of Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands, the Ryukyus. Most of the specimens were collected by using traps designed for sampling the fauna associated with coral rubble. The new species belongs to the P. anceps species group due to the lack of two ventral rows of setae on the ultimate segment of the antennular peduncle, but it appears unique in having one or two small, subproximal spines on the dorsal surfaces of the carpi of the second pereopods. Morphological characteristics suggest that P. nanus is close to P. anceps (Forest, 1954) and P. patiae Komai, 2006.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 11(4), 327-337, 2006

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794416
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    8590416
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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