First record of malformations in males of Ucides occidentalis (Brachyura, Ocypodidae) in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador

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First record of malformations in males of Ucides occidentalis (Brachyura, Ocypodidae) in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador

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    The concession zone of the “Balao” fishery organization in the Gulf of Guayaquil is shown in the oval, including the mangrove areas where samples of Ucides occidentalis (Ortmann, 1897) with malformations were collected. Figure taken and modified from Zambrano (2016).

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    Malformations observed in three individuals of Ucides occidentalis (Ortmann, 1897) collected in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador: a and b, carapace; c and d, abdomen.

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    Malformations observed in the propodite and dactylopodite of eight individuals of Ucides occidentalis (Ortmann, 1897) collected in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador: a-g, chelipeds; h, walking legs.

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