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Komai, T.; Poupin, J. (2012). Two new species of shallow-water hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae) from Mayotte, Comoro Islands, southwestern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa. 3277, 56-68.
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Komai, T.; Poupin, J.
2012
Two new species of shallow-water hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae) from Mayotte, Comoro Islands, southwestern Indian Ocean
Zootaxa
3277, 56-68
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Two new species of pagurid hermit crabs are described from shallow coral reefs of Mayotte, Comoro Islands, southwestern Indian Ocean. Cestopagurus caeruleus sp. nov., representing the fourth of the genus, is morphological similar to C. coutieri Bouvier, 1897 and C. timidus (Roux, 1830), but the new species is immediately distinguished from the latter two species by the proportionally longer antennular peduncles and the different armature of the dactylus of the right cheliped. Trichopagurus asper sp. nov., representing the third species of the genus, appears closer to T. macrochela Komai & Osawa, 2005, but the tuberculate dorsal surface of the right palm and the possession of spines on the carpus of the left cheliped readily differentiate the new species from the latter species. Key words: Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae, Cestopagurus, Trichopagurus, new species, Mayotte Island
Indian Ocean, Western
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