Filling missing links in albuneid crab distributions (superfamily Hippoidea) in the Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean

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Abstract

Albuneid crabs are specialized and active sand-burrowing organisms. Despite their substantial diversity, their ability to avoid fishing gear leads to “under collection” and a discontinuous record of distribution. The present study documents the first distributional record of Albunea occulta Boyko, 2002 from the Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean. Albunea thurstoni Henderson, 1893 is also recorded for the first time from the area, i.e., from the Gulf of Mannar, southwestern Bay of Bengal. This study further reports variation in morphological characters, especially in the carapace grooves (CG) from previous records and across specimens from different regions. Morphometric characters were found useful in species discrimination, which is explained as well.

Filling missing links in albuneid crab distributions (superfamily Hippoidea) in the Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean

in Crustaceana

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    Morphometric measurements taken from albuneid crabs.

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    A, Albunea occulta Boyko, 2002 (Gulf of Mannar); B, A. occulta (Puri); C, A. thurstoni Henderson, 1893 (Gulf of Mannar).

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    A, Albunea occulta Boyko, 2002, with post-CG11 absent; B, A. occulta with post-CG11 present; C, A. thurstoni Henderson, 1893 with extra elements in CG3.

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    Distribution of albuneid crabs in the Indian EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone): A, Albunea occulta Boyko, 2002; B, A. thurstoni Henderson, 1893; C, A. symmysta (Linnaeus, 1758); green icons depict previous records and red/pink icons indicate records from the present study.

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    Dactylus of pereopod III of: A, Albunea occulta Boyko, 2002; and, B, A. thurstoni Henderson, 1893.

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    Morphometry of albuneid crabs, genus Albunea, collected from the Bay of Bengal

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    Field discrimination matrix for species of albuneid crabs, genus Albunea, from the Bay of Bengal, east coast of India

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