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Title: Revision of the Indo-West Pacific sponge crabs of the genus Petalomera Stimpson, 1858 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Dromiidae)
Authors: McLay, C.L.
Ng, P.K.L. 
Keywords: Indo-West Pacific
Sponge crab
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2007
Citation: McLay, C.L.,Ng, P.K.L. (2007-02-28). Revision of the Indo-West Pacific sponge crabs of the genus Petalomera Stimpson, 1858 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Dromiidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55 (1) : 107-120. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite having more than 20 species assigned to the genus Petalomera Stimpson, 1858, at. one time or another, only four species are now recognized: P. granulata Stimpson, 1858, P. pulchra Miers, 1884, P. indica Alcock, 1900, and P. longipes Ihle, 1913. Specimens from the 1914 Mortensen Expedition and the 1922 Danish Kei Islands Expedition are also reported. A key to these species is provided. The species of Petalomera have an Indo-West Pacific distribution, from Sri Lanka to New Caledonia and from Japan to Australia. Although previously synonymized, P. indica Alcock, 1.900, from the Indian Ocean is here regarded as a valid species. Petalomera pulchra, previously known from northern Queensland, Australia, is newly reported from. Western Australia, thus making it the only species of Petalomera that occurs in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Petalomera granulata is a north Pacific species while P. longipes is a south Pacific taxon; their distributions not overlapping. © National University of Singapore.
Source Title: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
ISSN: 02172445
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