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A new gall crab species (Brachyura, Cryptochiridae) associated with the free-living coral Trachyphylliageoffroyi (Scleractinia, Merulinidae)

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A new species of gall crab is described from the free-living stony coral Trachyphylliageoffroyi. Specimens were collected during field work in Lembeh Strait (Indonesia) and off Kudat (Malaysian Borneo). This new species, here named Lithoscaptussemperi sp. n., is the ninth species assigned to the genus. It can be separated from its congeners by not having the internal orbital angle extending beyond the external orbital angle, and by the stout female P2 merus with prominent distomesial projecti...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3897/zookeys.500.9244

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Pensoft Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
ZooKeys Journal website
Volume:
500
Pages:
61-72
Publication date:
2015-04-27
Acceptance date:
2015-05-31
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EISSN:
1313-2970
ISSN:
1313-2989
Language:
English
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pubs:560173
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uuid:ca3e94fd-e91d-4388-ac56-778a5f0c1ecd
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pubs:560173
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560173
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2016-05-26

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