Edited by : By Keiji BABA
Published on 14 september 2018
Squat lobsters of the genus Uroptychus Henderson, 1888 and a herein proposed new genus Heteroptychus (Anomura: Chirostylidae) from the Western and Central Pacific are reported based upon the material now in the collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. The material consists of 3,784 specimens distributed among 152 species in the two genera, including 100 new species of Uroptychus and six new species of Heteroptychus..., More
Keiji Baba, professor emeritus at Kumamoto University, Japan, has been working with decapod crustaceans, focusing on the taxonomy of his favorite squat lobsters. He has also worked on stenopodideans and larval development of crabs and hermit crabs.