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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3626.3.7

Taxonomy and ecology of the Cape Town Spider Crab, Macropodia falcifera (Stimpson, 1858) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Inachidae)

PETER K.L. NG, BERTRAND RICHER DE FORGES, GEORGINA JONES

Abstract


The nomenclature and taxonomy of the Cape Town Spider Crab, Macropodia falcifera Stimpson, 1858, is treated. The species is rediagnosed and figured, and its ecology discussed. A key is also provided of the Indo-West Pacific species of Macropodia.


Keywords


Crustacea, Brachyura, Inachidae, Macropodia falcifera, taxonomy, ecology, South Africa

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