Vol. 58, 2019
A New Species of the Aberrant Majid Crab Genus Planotergum Balss, 1935 (Crustacea: Brachyura, Majidae, Planoterginae) from the Southern Red Sea
Ivan N. Marin1,2,*, Vassily A. Spiridonov3, and Peter K.L. Ng4
1A.N. Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Moscow, 119071, Russia
2Biological Department, Altai State University,
Barnaul, Russia. *Correspondence: E-mail: email@example.com,
3Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Nakhimovsky Prospekt, 36, Moscow, 117997, Russia. E-mail:
4Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Faculty of
Science, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive,
Singapore 117377, Republic of Singapore. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 20 Juun 2019 / Accepted 22 July 2019
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan
A new species of the aberrant monotypic genus Planotergum
Balss, 1935 (Brachyura: Majidae: Planoterginae) is described from the
southern part of the Red Sea, based on a single female recently found
in the collection of the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University.
The new species is clearly distinguished from Planotergum mirabile
Balss, 1935, in the form of carapace, antennal article and third
maxilliped as well as morphology of the ambulatory legs. The record
extends the known range of Planotergum, previously known only from the eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, by more than 7000 km.
Key words: Decapoda, Planoterginae, Planotergum, new species, Red Sea.
Citation: Marin IN, Spiridonov VA, Ng PKL. 2019. A new species of the aberrant majid crab genus Planotergum Balss, 1935 (Crustacea: Brachyura, Majidae, Planoterginae) from the southern Red Sea. Zool Stud 58:0bb. doi:-.