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26 June 2015 Ceratoplax margarita n. sp., a new rhizopine crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pilumnidae) from Papua New Guinea, with rediagnoses of C. truncatifrons Rathbun, 1914, and C. fulgida Rathbun, 1914
Peter K. L. Ng, Paul F. Clark
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The taxonomy of two poorly known species of rhizopine crabs, Ceratoplax truncatifrons Rathbun, 1914, and C. fulgida Rathbun, 1914 (Brachyura Linnaeus, 1758: Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819) is clarified on the basis of the type material from the Philippines. A new species, C. margarita n. sp., is described from Papua New Guinea. It can be distinguished from the above two species (and all congeners) by its carapace, sternal and gonopod characters.

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Peter K. L. Ng and Paul F. Clark "Ceratoplax margarita n. sp., a new rhizopine crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pilumnidae) from Papua New Guinea, with rediagnoses of C. truncatifrons Rathbun, 1914, and C. fulgida Rathbun, 1914," Zoosystema 37(2), 323-331, (26 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.5252/z2015n2a2
Received: 3 November 2014; Accepted: 1 April 2015; Published: 26 June 2015
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Ceratoplax
espece nouvelle
new species
Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinee
Papua New Guinea
Pilumnidae
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