First record of three brachyuran decapods (Inachidae, Polybiidae, Thiidae) from the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic)

In: Crustaceana

In the present account three brachyuran decapods, Macropodia linaresi Forest & Zariquiey Álvarez, 1964 (Inachidae), Liocarcinus navigator (Herbst, 1794) (Polybiidae) and Thia scutellata (Fabricius, 1793) (Thiidae), are recorded for the first time from the Canary Islands. This is the southernmost record of M. linaresi. Crabs were caught in the frame of a dredging survey. Characteristics of the dredge stations are given, including the identification of 11 accompanying decapod species and 6 marine algae and plants characterizing their habitats.

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