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Free Content Biological Results of the University of Miami Deep-Sea Expeditions. 102

On a Small Collection of Porcellanid Crabs from the Caribbean Sea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura)

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The Research Vessel John Elliot Pillsbury of the University of Miami obtained a small collection of porcellanid crabs during five cruises over a 3-year period from 1968 to 1971 throughout the Caribbean Sea below 20°N latitude. The material consisted of 195 specimens divided into 7 genera and 13 species, all of well known littoral or sublittoral forms. While no new species were recorded, several gaps in distributional and ecological knowledge were filled, and a range extension is reported for Petrolisthes cessacii (A. Milne Edwards, 1878) previously known only from a small area on the western coast of Africa, and a single published record from Brazil.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1974-09-01

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