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Potamonautes Granularis Sp. Nov. (Brachyura, Potamonautidae), a New Cryptic Species of River Crab From the Olifants River System, South Africa

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A new species of river crab, Potamonautes granularis sp. nov., from the lower reaches of the Olifants River, South Africa is described and illustrated. The orange tips of the chelipeds and the granulation of the postfrontal crest can distinguish this species from other freshwater crabs in the area. The morphological differences between P. granularis sp. nov., P. perlatus, and P. sidneyi are investigated and quantified and the new species is compared with other freshwater crabs from the region.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa; 2: South African Museum, P.O. Box 61, Cape Town 8000, South Africa


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