Re-description and new records of a poorly known leucosiid crab, Merocryptus boletisculpta Zarenkov, 1994 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)
|Author(s)||Galil Bella S.1|
|Source||Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (0856-860X) (African Journals Online (AJOL)), 2020-01 , Vol. 18 , N. 2 , P. 93-97|
|Keyword(s)||Leucosiidae, Merocryptus, Walters Shoal, southwestern Indian Ocean, rare species, seamoun|
Sixty-nine specimens of the rare leucosiid crab Merocryptus boletisculpta are reported from Walters Shoal, an isolated seamount in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The species has previously only been known from the type series collected during the R/V Vityaz 1988-1989 expedition. The species is re-described, illustrated, and colour photographs are provided.