Tuesday, September 13, 2016

[Crustacea • 2014] New Records and New Species of the Hermit Crab Genus Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 (Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae) from the Philippines

Fig. 1. APagurus fungiformis Komai & Rahayu, 2004, male (sl 2.7 mm), PANGLAO 2004, stn M51, Mayacabac, Panglao Island, ZRC 2013.0645; BPagurus kulkarnii Sankolli, 1962, male (sl mm), PANGLAO 2004, stn R66, Sungcolan inlet, Panglao Island, ZRC 2014.0300; CPagurus moluccensis Haig & Ball, 1988, male (sl 3.2 mm), PANGLAO 2004, stn M2, west end of Alona Beach, Panglao Island, ZRC 2013.0644; DPagurus pergranulatus (Henderson, 1896), PANGLAO 2004, stn R16, Black Forest, Balicasag Island, ovigerous female (sl 6.0 mm), ZRC 2014.0301.


 Although Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 is the most species-rich genus in the hermit crab family Paguridae, only two species of the genus, P. hirtimanus (Miers, 1880) and P. spinulentus (Henderson, 1888), were heretofore known from the Philippines. In this paper, 10 species of the genus, including eight firstly recorded from the Philippines, are reported from the Bohol Sea, based on a collection made during the PANGLAO 2004 Marine Biodiversity ProjectP. conformis De Haan, 1849, P. confusus Komai & Yu, 1999, P. fungiformis Komai & Rahayu, 2004, P. hirtimanusP. kaiensis McLaughlin, 1997, P. kulkarnii Sankolli, 1962, P. moluccensis Haig & Ball, 1988, P. pergranulatus (Henderson, 1896), P. spinulentus, and P. truncatispinosus, new speciesPagurus truncatispinosus, new species, is compared with P. carpoforaminatus (Alcock, 1905), Pcavicarpus Paul’son, 1875, PconformisPspinossior Komai, Reshmi & Biju Kumar, 2013, and Pspinulentus. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are provided for P. pergranulatus and P. spinulentus because no modern descriptions are available for these two species so far.

Key words. Bohol Sea, Pagurus truncatispinosus, new species, PANGLAO 2004 Biodiversity Project

Tomoyuki Komai and Dwi Listyo Rahayu. 2014. New Records and New Species of the Hermit Crab genus Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae) from the Philippines.   RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY. 62: 620–646.

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