Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

LOS PORCELANIDOS (Crustacea: Anomura: Porcellanidae) DE LA REGION DE SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA

Bernd Werding

Abstract


Collections o£ porcellanid crabs were made along a coastal area of about 50 km in length around Santa Marta, Colombia. As a result 28 species from eight genera are now known to occur in the working area; 23 of them are new for Colombia and 11 new for the South American continental coast. Two species seem previously unreported, P. brasiliensis is the first species of the genus Pisidia found in Caribbean waters, and P. tonsorius is reported for the first time from the Atlantic. Keys are provided for the identification of the genera and species included herein. With the present study the total of porcellanid species known from the Caribbean rises from 31 to 3 5.

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.1977.9.0.527

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