New records and a new species in the genus Turleania McLaughlin, 1997 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae) from MUSORSTOM cruises, with a key to species


en Zoosystema 29 (3) - Pages 583-593

Published on 28 September 2007

The ranges of two species of the hermit crab genus Turleania McLaughlin, 1997, T. multispina McLaughlin, 1997 and T. senticosa (McLaughlin & Haig, 1996), heretofore known from the Philippine Islands and Indonesia, are extended to include the New Caledonia economic zone. Because the latter species has proved to be the senior subjective synonym of T. similis Komai, 1999, the range of T. senticosa also now includes the Ogasawara Islands of Japan. A new species, Turleania boucheti n. sp., is described and illustrated from materials collected in the New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna economic zones.


Crustacea, Anomura, Paguridae, Turleania, new records, new species.

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