|Scandarma splendidum Naruse & Ng, 2007|
Fig. 1. Live colouration of Scandarma splendidum, new species.
The present study describes a second species of Scandarma (Sesarmidae), from Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo). Scandarma splendidum, new species, is differentiated from the only congener, S. lintou, by the characters of the carapace, the cheliped, the ambulatory legs, male abdominal segment and male first gonopod. Scandarma splendidum can be also differentiated from S. lintou by its colouration and large body size.
KEY WORDS: Scandarma splendidum, new species, Sesarmidae, taxonomy, Borneo, tree-climbing crab.
SESARMIDAE Dana, 1851
Scandarma Schubart, Liu & Cuesta, 2003
Scandarma splendidum, new species
Disribution. – Scandarma splendidum, new species, is known only from Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia and nearby areas. Specimens have been observed by the second author at Camp Permai near the Park.
Etymology. – From the Latin ‘splendidus’ meaning brilliant or shining, alluding to beautiful coloration of the new species. The name is used as an adjective.
Naruse, T. and Ng, P. K. L. 2007. Scandarma splendidum, A New Species of Tree-Climbing Crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae) from Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo.
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 55(2): 337-341.