Zoological Studies

Vol. 37 No. 4, 1998

Two New Species of Geothelphusa (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Taiwan

Swee-Hee Tan1,* and Hung-Chang Liu2

1Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge 119260, Republic of Singapore
2Department of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300

Swee-Hee Tan and Hung-Chang Liu (1998) Two new species of freshwater potamids, Geothelphusa pingtung and G. hirsuta are described from Taiwan with notes on their ecology. G. pingtung is found in Pingtung County and G. hirsuta is found in Miaoli and Hsinchu Counties. These 2 species can be differentiated from all the other 28 species of Geothelphusa in Taiwan mainly by the shape of their male 1st pleopods.

Key words: Taiwan, Crab, Geothelphusa, Taxonomy, New species.