Zoological Studies

Vol. 61, 2022

(update: 2022.11.16)

Special issue: Systematics and Biogeography of Fiddler Crabs (articles 64–71). Editors: Hsi-Te Shih and Benny K. K. Chan

Systematics and Biogeography of Fiddler Crabs – A Special Issue in Zoological Studies

Hsi-Te Shih1, and Benny K. K. Chan2,*

1Department of Life Science and Research Center for Global Change Biology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan. E-mail: htshih@dragon.nchu.edu.tw (Shih)
2Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail: chankk@gate.sinica.edu.tw (Chan)

Received 30 December 2021 / Accepted 11 August 2022
Communicated by Ryuji Machida

Fiddler crabs are a fantastic group of intertidal brachyuran crabs, and the research fields focused on their biodiversity, phylogeography, phylogenomics, and larval biology are still in developing stages. In this special issue, seven articles are included focusing on the diversity, phylogeography, mitogenome phylogeny and larval morphology of fiddler crabs, covering the regions of the Indo-West Pacific and Americas. Results from this special issue open up further opportunities to study new species identification based on an integrative taxonomy approach, genomic-level phylogeny and larval morphology, especially in regards to the mitogenomes in the genera Cranuca, Gelasimus, Paraleptuca, and Uca for filling up the knowledge gap of fiddler crabs in the world.

Key words: Fiddler crabs, Systematics integrative taxonomy, Mitogenomes, Larval biology, Phylogeny.

Citation: Citation: Shih HT, Chan BKK. 2022. Systematics and biogeography of fiddler crabs – a special issue in Zoological Studies. Zool Stud 61:64. doi:10.6620/ZS.2022.61-64.