Zoological Studies

Vol. 59, 2020

(update: 2020.04.15; 05.12)

New Records of Sand Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Albuneidae and Blepharipodidae) from the Western Pacific with Description of Two New Species of Paralbunea Serčne, 1977

Christopher B. Boyko1,2


1Department of Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA
2Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, USA. E-mail: cboyko@amnh.org

(Received 13 December 2019 / Accepted 8 April 2020)
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan

Two new species belonging to the sand crab genus Paralbunea Serčne, 1977 are described: one each from the Philippines and Taiwan. Both new species can be distinguished from each other, as well as the five other species of Paralbunea, by characters of the carapace, eyes, and pereopods. Additional new western Pacific locality records are given for two species of spiny sand crabs (Blepharipodidae) and six species of sand crabs (Albuneidae). A key to all seven species of Paralbunea is provided.

Key words: Hippoidea, New species, Philippines, Sand crab, Spiny sand crab, Taiwan, Taxonomy.

Citation: Boyko CB. 2020. New records of sand crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Albuneidae and Blepharipodidae) from the western Pacific with description of two new species of Paralbunea Serčne, 1977. Zool Stud 59:15. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-15.