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Genetic and morphological separation of Uca occidentalis, a new East African fiddler crab species, from Uca annulipes (H. Milne Edward, 1837) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae)

Naderloo, Reza ; Schubart, Christoph D. ; Shih, Hsi-Te


The fiddler crab Uca annulipes (Milne Edwards,1837) is thought to be widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific. Previous studies showed consistent morphological differences between East African populations and those from the eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Here we provide detailed comparisons of the morphology and DNA sequences corresponding to the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene ...


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