A new southern record for a sand crab, Lepidopa websteri Benedict, 1903 (Decapoda, Albuneidae)

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A new southern record for a sand crab, Lepidopa websteri Benedict, 1903 (Decapoda, Albuneidae)

in Crustaceana



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    Distribution of Lepidopa websteri Benedict, 1903. Unmarked circles show one representative location for each county or parish, taken from Boyko (2002). New location in Texas marked with an asterisk.

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    Live Lepidopa websteri Benedict, 1903 specimen collected at South Padre Island, TX, U.S.A. A, Dorsal view of specimen, showing length of antennae relative to carapace length; B, ventral view; C, close up of carapace, showing carapace grooves and ocular peduncles; compare to fig. 38A in Boyko (2002). This figure is published in colour in the online edition of this journal, which can be accessed via http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15685403.

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