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Typhlocarcinus kerala, a new species of rhizopine crab from southwestern India, and the identity of T. craterifer Rathbun, 1914 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pilumnidae)

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, 117377 Singapore
Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695581, Kerala, India
Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695581, Kerala, India
taxonomy new species Rhizopinae Kerala luteophilous crab Crustacea India


A new species of rhizopine crab of the genus Typhlocarcinus Stimpson, 1858 (family Pilumnidae), is described from southwestern India. Typhlocarcinus kerala sp. nov. is characterised by its granular carapace with the dorsal regions well demarcated and the gastro-cardiac grooves deep, the anterolateral margin entire and prominently granulated, the posterolateral margin lacks a low granulated lobe, proportions of the ambulatory legs and shape of the female telson.


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