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Free Content Three New Species of Porcellanid Crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Porcellanidae) from the Bay of Panama and Adjacent Caribbean Waters

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Three new species of porcellanid crabs are described from material collected in Panama. Pachycheles susanae, n. sp., occurs intertidally among coralline rubble on fossil reefs on the Caribbean coast. Petrolisthes lindue, n. sp., occurs intertidally within and on the fringe of red mangrove swamps at the Pacific mouth of the Panama Canal. Megalobrachium pacificum, n. sp., previously considered to be conspecific with the Atlantic M. poeyi, is shown to be a distinct species. It occurs on the Pacific coast in open rocky areas under stones on a clay-mud substrate in the intertidal zone.

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Publication date: 1973-09-01

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