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A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans
This compilation is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
Charybdis hellerii (Milne Edwards, 1867), a nonindigenous portunid crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) discovered in the Indian River lagoon system of Florida
—The portunid crab Charybdis hellerii (Milne Edwards, 1867), a species of Indo-Pacilic origin, is reported from the Indian River lagoon system of Florida. Although this species was reported inExpand
A comprehensive and integrative reconstruction of evolutionary history for Anomura (Crustacea: Decapoda)
This work reconstructs the evolutionary history—phylogeny, divergence times, character evolution and diversification— of this speciose clade of Anomura, and suggests that the acquisition of a crab-like form did not act as a key innovation. Expand
Geographic and depth distributional patterns of western Atlantic Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura), with an updated list of species
A relationship was observed between depth distributions and geographic ranges of western Atlantic porcellanids: “sublittoral’ species have wide geographic ranges, presumably as result of greater dispersal potential and ability to colonise a variety of ecological habitats; “intertidal” species have narrow geographic ranges and are likely to have lower dispersal ability and narrow ecological requirements. Expand
This analysis has shown that Anomura indeed is a monophyletic infraorder, as is Hippoidea a monophical superfamily, however, while six of the paguroid families form a cohesive clade, the two subfamilies of Lithodidae form a distinct clade more closely related to the superfamily Hippoides than to the other paguroids. Expand
Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of generic relationships within the Callianassidae and Ctenochelidae (Decapoda: Thalassinidea: Callianassoidea)
A phylogenetic analysis of 106 representatives in the thalassinidean families Ctenochelidae and Callianassidae, based on 93 adult morphological characters, was performed to investigate theExpand
Revision of the genus Parapagurus (Anomura: Paguroidea: Parapaguridae), including redescriptions of the western Atlantic species
The treatment of each species includes a synonymy, illustrations, comments on symbiotic associations, and a distributional map, and the morphological variation of the western Atlantic species of Sympagurus is described. Expand
Carcinization in the Anomura – fact or fiction? I. Evidence from adult morphology
In this critique, the traditional examples of carcinization in the Anomura are reviewed and more modem variations on the theme assessed, indicating that Iithodid crabs did not arise from a hermit crab predecessor through the process of carcinization. Expand
Hermit crabs of the family Parapaguridae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from Australia: species of Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989, Sympagurus Smith, 1883, and two new genera
The study of numerous unidentified or unreported parapagurid materials deposited in various Australian museums revealed the presence of at least 21 species, with the exception of three species of the genus Parapagurus Smith, 1879, which are discussed. Expand