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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4555.1.12

Rare and new East African leucosiid crabs

BELLA S. GALIL, GIANNA INNOCENTI

Abstract


A small collection of East African leucosiid crabs, preserved in the crustacean collection at the Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Università di Firenze, Italy, was examined. Of these, one, Cryptocnemus grandidieri A. Milne-Edwards 1865, collected in 1864 by Alfred Grandidier in Zanzibar and known only from the single type specimen, is redescribed and illustrated. The others are new to science: one each are included in Leucisca MacLeay, 1838 and Nobiliella Komatsu & Takeda, 2003. These new species are described and illustrated, and their affinities with allied taxa discussed.

 


Keywords


Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Leucosiidae, Cryptocnemus, Leucisca, Nobiliella, new species, Eritrea, Kenya, Indian Ocean

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