A new genus and species of dromiid crab (Brachyura, Dromiidae) from the Timor Sea, North-West Australia with records of other species from the China Sea

Colin L. McLAY

en Zoosystema 20 (2) - Pages 339-350

Published on 13 July 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Alain Crosnier

A new genus and species of dromiid crab, Alainodromia timorensis, is described from the Holothuria Bank, Timor Sea, based on specimens collected by HMS Penguin in 1892. Collections from the Holothuria Bank and the Macclesfield Bank, in the China Sea, during the period 1888-1893 by the Royal Navy survey vessels, HMS Rambler , Penguin and Egeria also included the following dromiid crabs: Lauridromia intermedia (Laurie, 1906), Dromidiopsis tridentata Borradaile, 1903, Petalomera granulata Stimpson, 1858, Cryptodromiopsis bullifera (Alcock, 1900), C. unidentata (Ruppell, 1830), Cryptodromia hilgendorfi De Man, 1888, and Epigodromia areolata (Ihle, 1913). Petalomera acutidens Sakai, 1983 is shown to belong to the genus Epigodromia McLay, 1993.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Dromiidae, new genus, Alainodromia, new species, China Sea.

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