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The porcelain crab Porcellana africana Chace, 1956 (Decapoda: Porcellanidae) introduced into Saldanha Bay, South Africa

Griffiths, Charles ; Roberts, Selwyn ; Branch, George ; Eckel, Korbinian ; Schubart, Christoph ; Lemaitre, Rafael


The porcelain crab Porcellana africana Chace, 1956, a species native to NW Africa, between Western Sahara and Senegal, is reported from Saldanha Bay, South Africa, and both morphological evidence and DNA analysis are used to confirm its identity. The taxonomic history of P. africana is summarized, and the taxonomic implications of the DNA analysis are discussed. The observations that the South ...


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