WoRMS taxon details

Ovimaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015

870202  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:870202)

accepted
Genus
marine
Ng, P. K. L.; De Forges, B. R. (2015). Revision of the spider crabs of the genus <em>Maja </em>Lamarck, 1801 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Majidae), with descriptions of seven new genera and 17 new species from the Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. <em>Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, (Raffles Bull. Zool.).</em> 63: 110-225. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology The genus name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the Latin “ovum” for egg and Maja, alluding to the egg-like...  
Etymology The genus name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the Latin “ovum” for egg and Maja, alluding to the egg-like appearance of the carapace of the type species.  [details]
WoRMS (2019). Ovimaja Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=870202 on 2019-10-15
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2016-02-15 08:53:12Z
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2016-06-07 06:26:06Z
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original description Ng, P. K. L.; De Forges, B. R. (2015). Revision of the spider crabs of the genus <em>Maja </em>Lamarck, 1801 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Majidae), with descriptions of seven new genera and 17 new species from the Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. <em>Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, (Raffles Bull. Zool.).</em> 63: 110-225. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Etymology The genus name is derived from an arbitrary combination of the Latin “ovum” for egg and Maja, alluding to the egg-like appearance of the carapace of the type species.  [details]