Crab species among precious red corals
Good’ol crab species among precious red corals!
Researchers from Taiwan and Singapore (Kingsley Wong, Peter Ng &
Ming-Shiou Jeng) identified a rare spider crab from harvest sites of
precious red corals off Kueishan Island, Yilan, Taiwan. This
peculiar-looking, sea anemone-carrying species, Leptomithrax sinensis, had not been
reported since its description one century ago in 1916, from the
northern South China Sea. In the past this species was suspected to be
synonymous with another Japanese L.
bifidus, but this study shows it to be a distinct, valid species.
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