Revision of the genus Zebrida White, 1847 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Eumedonidae)
Members of five genera of eumedonid crabs (Echinoecus, Eumedonus, Gonatonotus, Zebridonus and Zebrida) are known obligate symbionts on sea urchins. Of these, Zebrida White, 1847, has the most unusual appearance, with its long spines and distinctive coloration. The general consensus is that the genus is monotypic, being represented by only one species, Z. adamsii White, 1847, which has a wide Indo-West Pacific distribution (Suzuki and Takeda, 1974). The present study shows that three species of Zebrida can in fact be recognized: Z. adamsii; Z. longispina Haswell, 1880 and Z. brevicarinata new species.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 September 1999
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