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Redescription of Potamonautes walderi (Colosi, 1924) from the lower Congo River basin in Central Africa (Brachyura, Potamoidea, Potamonautidae)

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Potamonautes walderi (Colosi, 1924), is redescribed from the lectotype and the male gonopods, abdomen, mouthparts, chelipeds, and sternum are illustrated. Photographs of the lectotype are provided and its distribution and conservation status is discussed. Potamonautes walderi is also compared to the other species of this genus that are found in the Congo River basin in Central Africa.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, U.S.A.


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