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Mohsen Safaie, Peter K. L. Ng and Negar Ghotbeddin

surface of the third maxilliped, and the ridge that is subparallel to the lower margin of the larger chela is lined evenly with small granules. The colours in life were also different, with C. dumortieri lacking the conspicuous maroon crescents surrounding the eyes and a large maroon spot present on the

N. U. Saher, N. U. Saher, O. Sahir, N. U. Saher, O. Sahir, H.-T. Shih, N. U. Saher, O. Sahir, H.-T. Shih, M. Kamal, N. U. Saher, O. Sahir, H.-T. Shih, M. Kamal and N. A. Qureshi

). The merus and manus of the major cheliped are yellowish, upper edge of the dactyl has yellow shades (fig. 1A). The colour of the minor cheliped varies from white, light blue to maroon (fig. 1B); and the ambulatory pereiopods are dark maroon with grey shades. Habitat.— This species lives on open

Michael Dowell and Sammy de Grave

0.65 and 0.80 of length; tip quadrate with a pair of subapical and apical spines (fig. 1H). Appendix masculina slightly longer than appendix interna, furnished subterminally with two setae, terminally with four (fig. 1I). Colouration. — Specimens were an overall red/maroon colour, fading out to

S. De Grave and H.K.A. Wilkins

; Banner & Banner, 1983) were from the type locality (Nosy Be, Madagascar). The live colour of both of the present specimens was: carapace, abdomen, telson and uropods maroon-red; antennae and antennules brilliant white; pere- opods translucent with red tinge. Barnard (1962) only mentioned that preserved

H.H. Du Preez and A. Mclachlan

). The eggs of 0. punctatus change in colour from light yellow immediately after extrusion to dark grey before hatching. In Pachygiapsus crassipes Randall the colour of the eggs is maroon to dark brown in different stages; in Hemigrapsus nudus it is maroon to pale brown and in Pugettia producta the

Cheryl G.S. Tan and Peter K.L. Ng

carapace tends to be richer in colouration. The distinct C-shaped gastric groove is usually maroon in colour. The eyes are usually bright iridescent green, but in some . specimens, the colour is yellowish-green, and in one, bright yellow. The pincers are bright red. Young crabs are beige-brown, without the

Cheryl G.S. Tan and Peter K.L. Ng

be richer in colouration. The distinct C-shaped gastric groove is usually maroon in colour. The eyes are usually bright iridescent green, but in some specimens, the colour is yellowish-green, and in one, bright yellow. The pincers are bright red. Young crabs are beige-brown, without the red claws and

K. Ravindranath and S. Dutt

similar to that of adults, and the number and arrangement of rostral teeth but also by the presence of maroon chromatophores along the rostrum and of horizontal bands of bluish chromatophores on the sides of the carapace which they have in common with the larger juveniles which in turn closely resemble

B. Galil

). - Carapace tawny, front and anterolateral margins dark brown. Ventrally, a dark brown band extends to the posterior part of the lateral margin. Thoracic sternum and abdomen yellowish-white. Meri and carpi of chelipeds suffused with dark brown distally; dorsal portion of palm maroon; dorsal surface of dactyl

Wendell K. Patton

. Chelipeds light brown with dark maroon patches on the dorso-distal portion of the merus and the carpus and on the proximal part of the palm. Dorsal surface of palm may be dark brown. Dactyl bright reddish pink; this is a conspicuous and distinctive character in living and preserved specimens. Fixed finger