Vol. 59, 2020
(update: 2020.04.22; 05.25)
The Taiwanese and Philippine Species of the Terrestrial Crabs Bresedium Serčne and Soh, 1970 and Sesarmops Serčne and Soh, 1970 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), with Descriptions of Two New Species
Jheng-Jhang Li1,2, Hsi-Te Shih3,*, and Peter K. L. Ng4
of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University,
70, Lianhai Road., Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
(Received 7 January 2020 / Accepted 21
genera Bresedium Serčne and
Soh, 1970 and Sesarmops
Serčne and Soh, 1970 are two closely related taxa inhabiting
terrestrial or freshwater environments from the Indo-West Pacific.
Based on morphological and molecular evidence, two new species from
Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia are described in this study, viz.
B. eurypleon n. sp. and S. mora n. sp. The new species can
be distinguished from congeners by a suite of carapace, chelipedal,
gonopodal and vulvar characters. Bresedium
1914) is here shown to be a junior synonym of B. brevipes (De Man, 1889). A
poorly known Philippine species, Sesarmops
mindanaoensis (Rathbun, 1914), is redescribed from the type and
fresh material, and is recorded for the first time from Taiwan.
Key words: Taxonomy, New species, Bresedium eurypleon, B. philippinense, Sesarmops mora, S. mindanaoensis, Morphology, Mitochondrial 16S rDNA, Cytochrome oxidase subunit I.
Citation: Li JJ, Shih HT, Ng PKL. 2020.
The Taiwanese and Philippine species of the terrestrial crabs Bresedium Serčne and Soh, 1970 and Sesarmops Serčne and Soh, 1970
(Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), with descriptions of two new species.
Zool Stud 59:16.