A new genus and species of hermit crab (Crustacea: Anomura: Paguroidea) from northwestern Australia

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ABSTRACT – A new genus and new species of the hermit crab family Paguridae are described and illustrated from specimens collected off northwestern Australia. The genus, Cycetopagurus, gen. nov., is distinguished by a combination of characters shared individually with several genera that are collectively recognized by the development in males of an elongate right and a short left sexual tube, and the presence in females of paired and modified first pleopods. However, the armature of the telson of the type species, Cycetopagurus morgani sp. nov., of the new genus that consists of corneous spines is reminiscent of the family Parapaguridae.

Author(s) Patsy A. McLaughlin
Records 22 : Part 2
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