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A new species of Clibanarius (Crustacea, Anomura, Diogenidae) from the eastern tropical Pacific

Michel E. HENDRICKX & Jesús A. ESPARZA-HAR

en Zoosystema 19 (1) - Pages 111-119

Published on 08 April 1997

A new species of hermit crab, Clibanarius janethaigae, is described for the eastern tropical Pacific. The species is typically subtidal, in depth of seven to ninety meters. It is readily recognized from the other three species of Clibanarius known from the region on the basis of the pereiopods colour pattern, its much larger antennular peduncle, its heavily setose antennae, and the presence of rugae and spinules on the surface and margin of the shield.

Keywords :

Anomura, Diogenidae, Clibanarius janethaigae n.sp., eastern Pacific.