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Redescription of the hermit crab Diogenes pugilator (Decapoda: Anomura) reveals the existence of a species complex in the Atlanto-Mediterranean transition zone, resulting in the resurrection of D. curvimanus and the description of a new species

Almón, Bruno ; Cuesta, Jose A ; Schubart, Christoph D ; Armenia, Lisa ; Enrique García-Raso, J


Examination of material from the coasts of the Iberian Peninsula and nearby areas has revealed that more than one species is mixed under the name for the common diogenid hermit crab, Diogenes pugilator. In this study, three species are recognized, primarily on the basis of a combination of morphological characters and live colour patterns. Diogenes pugilator is redescribed on the basis of a ...


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