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Ng, P. K. L.; De Forges, B. R. (2015). Revision of the spider crabs of the genus Maja Lamarck, 1801 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Majidae), with descriptions of seven new genera and 17 new species from the Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, (Raffles Bull. Zool.). 63: 110-225.
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Ng, P. K. L.; De Forges, B. R.
2015
Revision of the spider crabs of the genus Maja Lamarck, 1801 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Majidae), with descriptions of seven new genera and 17 new species from the Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, (Raffles Bull. Zool.)
63: 110-225
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Alcomaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Alcomaja confragosa (Griffin & Tranter, 1986) (new combination reference)
Alcomaja desmondi Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Alcomaja gracilipes (Chen & Ng, 1999) (new combination reference)
Alcomaja irrorata Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Alcomaja latens Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Alcomaja miriky Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Alcomaja nagashimaensis (T. Sakai, 1969) (new combination reference)
Cancer cornutus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Maja cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Holthuija Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Holthuija aussie Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Holthuija cognata Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Holthuija miersii (Walker, 1887) (new combination reference)
Holthuija pauli Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Holthuija poorei Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Holthuija suluensis (Rathbun, 1916) (new combination reference)
Leptomithrax kiiensis T. Sakai, 1969 accepted as Rathbunaja kiiensis (T. Sakai, 1969) (source of synonymy)
Maja (Maja) spinigera De Haan, 1837 accepted as Paramaya spinigera (De Haan, 1837) (basis of record)
Maja africana Griffin & Tranter, 1986 accepted as Sakaija africana (Griffin & Tranter, 1986) (source of synonymy)
Maja bisarmata Rathbun, 1916 accepted as Rathbunaja bisarmata (Rathbun, 1916) (source of synonymy)
Maja compressipes (Miers, 1879) accepted as Ovimaja compressipes (Miers, 1879) (source of synonymy)
Maja confragosa Griffin & Tranter, 1986 accepted as Alcomaja confragosa (Griffin & Tranter, 1986) (source of synonymy)
Maja cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Maja gibba Alcock, 1899 accepted as Paramaja gibba (Alcock, 1895) (source of synonymy)
Maja gracilipes Chen & Ng, 1999 accepted as Alcomaja gracilipes (Chen & Ng, 1999) (source of synonymy)
Maja japonica Rathbun, 1932 accepted as Sakaija japonica (Rathbun, 1932) (source of synonymy)
Maja kominatoensis (Kubo, 1936) accepted as Paramaja kominatoensis Kubo, 1936 (source of synonymy)
Maja miersii Walker, 1887 accepted as Holthuija miersii (Walker, 1887) (source of synonymy)
Maja nagashimaensis T. Sakai, 1969 accepted as Alcomaja nagashimaensis (T. Sakai, 1969) (source of synonymy)
Maja sakaii Takeda & Miyake, 1969 accepted as Sakaija sakaii (Takeda & Miyake, 1969) (source of synonymy)
Maja spinigera (De Haan, 1837) accepted as Paramaya spinigera (De Haan, 1837) (source of synonymy)
Maja suluensis Rathbun, 1916 accepted as Holthuija suluensis (Rathbun, 1916) (source of synonymy)
Neomaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Neomaja goltziana (d'Oliveira, 1889) (new combination reference)
Ovimaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Ovimaja compressipes (Miers, 1879) (new combination reference)
Paramaja Kubo, 1936 (additional source)
Paramaja Kubo, 1936 (basis of record)
Paramaja gibba (Alcock, 1895) (new combination reference)
Paramaja kominatoensis Kubo, 1936 (basis of record)
Paramaja turgida Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Paramaya De Haan, 1837 (basis of record)
Paramaya coccinea Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Paramaya ouch Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Paramaya spinigera (De Haan, 1837) (basis of record)
Paramithrax (Leptomithrax) compressipes Miers, 1879 accepted as Ovimaja compressipes (Miers, 1879) (source of synonymy)
Pisa (Paramaya) De Haan, 1837 accepted as Paramaya De Haan, 1837 (basis of record)
Pisa (Paramaya) spinigera De Haan, 1837 accepted as Paramaya spinigera (De Haan, 1837) (basis of record)
Planaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Planaja plana Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Rathbunaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Rathbunaja bisarmata (Rathbun, 1916) (new combination reference)
Rathbunaja brevipes Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Rathbunaja kiiensis (T. Sakai, 1969) (new combination reference)
Rathbunaja ursus Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Sakaija Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Sakaija africana (Griffin & Tranter, 1986) (new combination reference)
Sakaija japonica (Rathbun, 1932) (new combination reference)
Sakaija longispinosa Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Sakaija sakaii (Takeda & Miyake, 1969) (new combination reference)
Sakaija santo Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Sakaija serenei Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 (original description)
Arafura Sea for Holthuija aussie Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Alcomaja desmondi Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Alcomaja irrorata Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Holthuija pauli Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Paramaja turgida Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Paramaya ouch Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Planaja plana Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Rathbunaja ursus Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Balicasag Island for Sakaija serenei Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Kii Peninsula for Holthuija cognata Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Madagascan Exclusive Economic Zone for Alcomaja miriky Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Papua New Guinean Exclusive Economic Zone for Rathbunaja brevipes Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Solomon Islands Exclusive Economic Zone for Alcomaja latens Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Timor Sea for Holthuija poorei Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Vanuatu Exclusive Economic Zone for Paramaya coccinea Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Vanuatu Exclusive Economic Zone for Sakaija santo Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
Western Australia (state) for Sakaija longispinosa Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 
 Etymology

From the Latin “planum” for flattened, alluding to the relatively flatter carapace of the species. [details]

 Etymology

From the Latin “turgidus” for swollen, alluding to the carapace appearance of the species. [details]

 Etymology

The genus is named after Alfred William Alcock. [details]

 Etymology

The genus is named after Mary Jane Rathbun. The name is an arbitrary combination of her family name with Maja. [details]

 Etymology

The genus name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the Latin “ovum” for egg and Maja, alluding to the ... [details]

 Etymology

The genus name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the family name Sakai with Maja. It honours the ... [details]

 Etymology

The name “ursus” alludes to the thick tomentum covering the animal like the fur of a bear, «ursus». [details]

 Etymology

The name alludes to the long carapace spines of the species. [details]

 Etymology

The name honors the memory of Paul Beaudemoulin, father-in-law of the second author, who passed away in October 2012.  [details]

 Etymology

The name is an arbitrary combination of the Latin “planus” for flat and Maja. [details]

 Etymology

The name is derived from the Latin for “hidden”, alluding to a general absence of external characters to ... [details]

 Etymology

The name is derived from the Latin “irroratus” which means covered with granules, alluding to the appearance of ... [details]

 Etymology

The name is derived from the old English word for jewel and ornament, alluding to the beautiful arrangement of red ... [details]

 Etymology

The name is derived from the Latin for scarlet, alluding to the bright red colour of the species when alive.  [details]

 Etymology

The name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the name Holthuis, with the genus name Maja. This honours the ... [details]

 Etymology

The name is formed to honor Desmond Griffin, a carcinologist who devoted a large part of his life to the taxonomy ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is name is derived from the name of the island from which the species was collected, Espiritu Santo in ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after a common nickname for Australians – “Aussie” [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after our “Aussie” friend, Gary Poore, former curator of Crustacea at Museum Victoria.  [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after the renowned French carcinologist Raoul Serène, who first recorded this species as Maja ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after the cruise that collected it, MIRIKY. [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after its relatively short ambulatory legs. [details]

 Etymology

The species name alludes to the close relationship of the new species with H. pauli n. sp. and H. miersii.  [details]