A new species of the genus Arachnothelphusa Ng, 1991 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gecarcinucidae) from a limestone cave in Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo)

Jongkar, Grinang and Ng, Peter K. L. (2021) A new species of the genus Arachnothelphusa Ng, 1991 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gecarcinucidae) from a limestone cave in Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY, 69. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2345-7600

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Abstract

A new species of cavernicolous gecarcinucid crab, Arachnothelphusa sarang, is described from a limestone cave in northern Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. This increases the number of Arachnothelphusa species to six. It is the second member in the genus that is known to primarily occupy limestone caves, the other being A. rhadamanthysi Ng & Goh, 1987, from Gomantong in Sabah. Both species appear to be cavernicolous species with pale body colouration in life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brachyura, taxonomy, Oriental region, freshwater crab, cavernicolous crab
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Grinang
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 07:20
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 07:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/33910

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