Vol. 58, 2019
(update: 2019.10.31; 11.27)
Description of the First Zoea of the Cavernicolous Crab Karstama boholano (Ng, 2002) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Sesarmidae) from Taiwan, with Notes on Ecology
Li1,2, Yi-Jia Shih3,4, Ping-Ho Ho4,
and Guo-Chen Jiang5,6,*
of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University,
Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan. E-mail: email@example.com
2East Peak Ecological Consultants, Inc., Linyuan,
Kaohsiung 83249, Taiwan
3Fisheries College, Jimei University, Xiamen 361010,
China. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4Department of Environment Biology and Fishery
Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan.
5National Museum of Marine Science and Technology,
Keelung 20248, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail:
6Marine Biology and Conservation Research Center,
National Academy of Marine Research, Kaohsiung 80661, Taiwan
Received 21 February 2019 / Accepted 23 October 2019
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan
This study presents a rare sesarmid cavernicolous crab, Karstama boholano
(Ng, 2002), from Taiwan. This genus and species are both new to Taiwan.
We describe the diagnostic characteristics of the Taiwanese specimen
and provide illustrations of the adult and first zoea, as well as
photographs of an adult in its natural habitat. The identity was
confirmed by the COI gene sequence and morphological data. In addition, the zoeal morphology and breeding ecology of the genus Karstama Davie and Ng, 2007 are reported for the first time.
Key words: Cavernicolous Crab,
Morphology, Taxonomy, Karstama, Zoea.
Citation: Li JJ, Yi-Jia Shih YJ, Ho PH,
Guo-Chen Jiang GC. 2019. Description of the first zoea of the
cavernicolous crab Karstama boholano
(Ng, 2002) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Sesarmidae) from Taiwan, with notes on
ecology. Zool Stud 58:36.