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Oreotlos latus (Borradaile, 1903), a new record for Taiwan, with the first description of a male and a revised key to the genus (Brachyura, Leucosiidae)

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[The poorly known leucosiid crab, Oreotlos latus (Borradaile, 1903) is reported for the first time from Taiwan. Only three female specimens, including the holotype, were previously known, i.e., from the Maldives, Eniwetok, and Japan. The present specimen is the first male known and its characters are described and figured. A revised key to Oreotlos Ihle, 1918, is also provided. Le crabe Leucosiidae peu connu, Oreotlos latus (Borradaile, 1903) est signalé pour la première fois de Taiwan. Seuls, trois spécimens femelles, dont l'holotype, étaient auparavant connus, des Maldives, de l'atoll d'Enewetak et du Japon. Le présent spécimen est le premier mâle connu et ses caractères sont décrits et figurés. Une clé révisée des espèces du genre Oreotlos Ihle, 1918, est également donnée., The poorly known leucosiid crab, Oreotlos latus (Borradaile, 1903) is reported for the first time from Taiwan. Only three female specimens, including the holotype, were previously known, i.e., from the Maldives, Eniwetok, and Japan. The present specimen is the first male known and its characters are described and figured. A revised key to Oreotlos Ihle, 1918, is also provided. Le crabe Leucosiidae peu connu, Oreotlos latus (Borradaile, 1903) est signalé pour la première fois de Taiwan. Seuls, trois spécimens femelles, dont l'holotype, étaient auparavant connus, des Maldives, de l'atoll d'Enewetak et du Japon. Le présent spécimen est le premier mâle connu et ses caractères sont décrits et figurés. Une clé révisée des espèces du genre Oreotlos Ihle, 1918, est également donnée.]

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore; 2: Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan 402, R.O.C.; 3: Tropical Marine Science Institute, 14 Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119223, Republic of Singapore

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2009-06-01
2016-12-10

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