The species of Moloha Barnard, 1946, from the western Indian Ocean, with the description of a new species from India (Crustacea: Brachyura: Homolidae)

Peter K. L. NG & Appukuttannair Biju KUMAR

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2015 (166) - Pages 1-25 (EJT-166)

Published on 17 December 2015

The taxonomy of the deep-water homolid crabs Moloha grandperrini Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995 and M. alisae Guinot & Richer de Forges, 1995 is re-examined, and the types redescribed and figured. Moloha alisae is reported from South Africa for the first time. A new species with an inflated carapace, M. tumida sp. nov., is also described from southern India and compared with its closest congeners.


Crustacea, Homolidae, Moloha, India, taxonomy.

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