First record of three species of spider crabs from west coast of India (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)

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Jigneshkumar Trivedi
Swapnil Gosavi
Kauresh Vachhrajani

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The present study records occurrence of three species of spider crabs: Hyastenus hilgendorfi De Man, 1887 (Epialtidae), Hyastenus spinosus A. Milne-Edwards, 1872 (Epialtidae) and Paramaya mulli Ng, Prema & Ravichandran, 2018 (Majidae) for the first time from the west coast of India. These species were earlier reported from coastal areas of east coast of India. The diagnostic characteristics and some remarks on the taxonomy of each species are given in this paper.

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Trivedi, J., Gosavi, S., & Vachhrajani, K. (2020). First record of three species of spider crabs from west coast of India (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Journal of Biological Studies, 3(1), 24-29. Retrieved from https://onlinejbs.com/index.php/jbs/article/view/4603
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