Scientia Marina, Vol 68, No 3 (2004)

A review of Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Paguroidea, Parapaguridae), with description of a new species

Rafael Lemaitre
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, United States


Species of the parapagurid genus Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989 are reviewed based primarily on abundant specimens obtained during French campaigns across the Indo-Pacific region. A new species, S.breviacus, is described. The genus contains two other species, S. gracilipes (A. Milne-Edwards, 1891), the type of the genus, and S.sibogae (de Saint Laurent, 1972). One taxon, Parapagurus kilburni Kensley, 1973, originally described from off eastern Africa, has been found to be a junior synonym of S.sibogae. An updated diagnosis of the genus, and diagnoses and comparative illustrations of all three species, are presented together with a key to aid in their identification. Information on live coloration is provided for S.gracilipes and S. sibogae; live coloration of S. breviacus is not known.


Crustacea; Decapoda; Anomura; Paguroidea; Parapaguridae; deep-water hermit crabs; Strobopagurus; Indo-Pacific; eastern Atlantic; new species

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