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Taxonomic reassessment of Parasesarma (Crustacea: Brachyura: Decapoda: Sesarmidae) based on genetic and morphological comparisons, with the description of a new genus

Schubart, Christoph D ; Fratini, Sara ; Shahdadi, Adnan


Parasesarma is a species-rich genus whose representatives are common in wetlands and mangroves of the Indo-Pacific. Morphologically, the genus is heterogeneous and has been postulated to constitute a polyphyletic taxon. In the present study, most species of Parasesarma are re-evaluated phylogenetically, using mitochondrial and nuclear molecular markers. The results show that the majority of the ...


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