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A new species of Parasesarma (Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae) from northern Australian mangroves and its distinction from morphologically similar species

Shahdadi, Adnan ; Davie, Peter J.F. ; Schubart, Christoph D.


A new species of mangrove crab, Parasesarma austrawati, is described from northern Australian mangroves. The new species is genetically distinct from all congeners, based on three mitochondrial (Cox1, ND1, 16S), and one nuclear (NaK) DNA markers. Morphologically, the new species is most similar to Parasesarma samawati, Parasesarma longicristatum and Parasesarma semperi with 7 or 8 rounded, well ...


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