New distribution records of the gall crab Opecarcinus cathyae van der Meij, 2014 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) from the Red Sea, Maldives and Japan

Sancia E. T. Meij, Francesca Benzoni, Michael L. Berumen, Tohru Naruse

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Abstract

The gall crab Opecarcinus cathyae van der Meij, 2014 has been reported from various localities in Indonesia and Malaysia. Recent surveys in the Red Sea, Maldives and Japan yielded additional specimens of O. cathyae, considerably expanding the known distribution range of this species to the east and west. The identity of O. cathyae was confirmed based on COI sequence data, revealing identical haplotypes for the Red Sea, Maldivian and Japanese material and three haplotypes in the Indonesian material. Opecarcinus cathyae has one of the widest known recorded distribution ranges for all gall crab species.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1611-1613
Number of pages3
JournalMarine Biodiversity
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2016

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