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New records of box and moon crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura: Calappidae, Matutidae) from Taiwan

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Two species of box crabs (Calappa clypeata Borradaile, 1903, and Mursia poupini Galil, 2001) and one species of moon crab (Ashtoret miersi (Henderson, 1887)) are recorded from Taiwan for the first time. Their distributions as well as their morphological features are discussed. Deux espèces de « crabes boîtes » (Calappa clypeata Borradaile, 1903 et Mursia poupini Galil, 2001) et une espèce de « crabe lune » (Ashtoret miersi (Henderson, 1887)) sont signalées de Taiwan pour la première fois. Leur répartition ainsi que leurs traits morphologiques sont discutés.

Affiliations: 1: Zoology Department, National Museum of Natural Science, 1 Guancian Rd., Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.; 2: Transdisciplinary Research Organization for Subtropical and Island Studies, University of the Ryukyus, 870 Uehara, Taketomi, Okinawa 907-1541, Japan; 3: Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road, 20224 Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C.


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