First record of Hermit crab Clibanarius ransoni Forest, 1953 (Crustacea: Anomura: Diogenidae) from India

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Pooja Patel
Krupal Patel
Jigneshkumar Trivedi

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Hermit crab species Clibanarius ransoni Forest, 1953 is recorded for the first time from India based on specimens collected from the rocky intertidal zone of Veraval located in Gujarat state of India. The species was described from Tahiti in the South Pacific archipelago and later reported from Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan. The present record shows westward extension in the distribution range of the species. 

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Patel, P., Patel, K., & Trivedi, J. (2020). First record of Hermit crab Clibanarius ransoni Forest, 1953 (Crustacea: Anomura: Diogenidae) from India. Journal of Biological Studies, 3(1), 19-23. Retrieved from https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/4601
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