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Two new records of the leucosioid genus Pariphiculus Alcock, 1896 from Taiwan (Decapoda, Brachyura, Iphiculidae)

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Two species of brachyurans, Pariphiculus coronatus (Alcock & Anderson, 1894) and Pariphiculus agariciferus Ihle, 1918, family Iphiculidae, are reported from Taiwan for the first time. A key to the known species of the genus is presented.

Affiliations: 1: 1Department of Environment Biology and Fishery Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road, Keelung, Taiwan 202, R.O.C. ; 2: 2Xiamen Ocean Vocational College, No. 3666, Hongzhong Road, Xiang’an District, Xiamen City 361012, P. R. China ; 3: 3Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 115, R.O.C.

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