Integrative Taxonomic Study of the Purse Crab Genus Persephona Leach, 1817 (Brachyura: Leucosiidae): Combining Morphology and Molecular Data

@article{Magalhes2016IntegrativeTS,
  title={Integrative Taxonomic Study of the Purse Crab Genus Persephona Leach, 1817 (Brachyura: Leucosiidae): Combining Morphology and Molecular Data},
  author={T. Magalh{\~a}es and R. Robles and D. Felder and F. Mantelatto},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
  • T. Magalhães, R. Robles, +1 author F. Mantelatto
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Marine crabs of the genus Persephona Leach, 1817 are restricted to American waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans. Subfamilial assignment of this taxon has varied between authors and its species composition remain in question. We conducted a comparative study based on morphology and molecular phylogenetics for all ten recognized species of Persephona, along with Iliacantha hancocki. We tested whether Persephona finneganae, P. lichtensteinii, and P. crinita represent a single… CONTINUE READING
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