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The deep water box crab Calappa karenae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura): a new record from Melanesia

  • Bella S. Galil (a1)

Abstract

Calappa karenae, is here documented from Loyalty Islands, Melanesia, based on a specimen collected in September 2011. This rare deep water box crab was previously known only from a pair of specimens collected in off Guam, Micronesia, a distance of 4000 km away.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: B.S. Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanography & Limnological Research, POB 8030, Haifa 31080, Israel email: bella@ocean.org.il

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The deep water box crab Calappa karenae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura): a new record from Melanesia

  • Bella S. Galil (a1)

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