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Free Content The Shallow-Water Hermit Crabs of Florida

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Twenty-three spp of pagurid crabs from the tidal and immediately subtidal waters of Florida, including one new sp., Pagurus miamensis, are described, illustrated and discussed and keys are presented for their determination. Pagurus floridanus (Benedict) is synonymous with Pagurus pollicaris Say. Both Pagurus pollicaris and Pagurus longicarpus have disjunct ranges, southern Florida separating what are probably subspecific populations of each. Paguristes anomalus Bouvier, Pagurus pygmaeus (Bouvier), and Pagurus brevidactylus (Stimpson) are reported for the first time from Florida and the U. S.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1959

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