Vol. 60, 2021
Revision of Majella Ortmann, 1893 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae), with Description of Two New Species from the Indian Ocean
Peter K.L. Ng1, Bee Yan Lee2,*, and Bertrand Richer de Forges3
Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, 2
Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ng)
Received 26 October 2020 / Accepted 26 January 2021
The poorly known majid genus Majella Ortmann, 1893, is revised. The genus was previously known only from one species, M. brevipes Ortmann, 1893, described from Japan and reported from east Africa. Majella brevipes
is redescribed and figured in detail from the type and material from
the type locality, Sagami Bay in Japan. This species is now restricted
to Japan. Specimens from east Africa are here referred to two new
species, M. skolopion n. sp. and M. pristis n. sp., respectively, differing markedly from M. brevipes
(now restricted to Japan) in the arrangement of spines on the carapace
and pereopods, third maxillipeds, male pleon and gonopods.
Key words: Spider crab, Majoidea, Japan, Western Indian Ocean, Majella, Systematics, New species.
Ng PKL, Lee BY, de Forges BR. 2021. Revision of Majella Ortmann, 1893
(Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae), with description of two new species
from the Indian Ocean. Zool Stud 60:0o. doi:-.