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dc.titleThe blue crab of christmas Island, discoplax celeste, new species (crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinidae)
dc.contributor.authorNg, P.K.L.
dc.contributor.authorDavie, P.J.F.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T08:41:55Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T08:41:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-02
dc.identifier.citationNg, P.K.L.,Davie, P.J.F. (2012-02). The blue crab of christmas Island, discoplax celeste, new species (crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60 (1) : 89-100. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn02172445
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/101869
dc.description.abstractThe indigenous Blue Crab of Christmas Island, previously misidentified as "Discoplax hirtipes (Dana, 1851)", is here recognised as a distinct new species, D. celeste. In addition to its unique blue-coloured carapace when adult, the new species can be distinguished from true D. hirtipes by carapace, male abdominal, and male first gonopod characters. To stabilise the taxonomy of Cardisoma hirtipes Dana, 1851, a neotype from the original type locality in Fiji, is selected. A separate eastern Indian Ocean taxon, Discoplax aff. hirtipes, present in the Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands and western Sumatra is also found in small numbers on Christmas Island. © National University of Singapore.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBrachyura
dc.subjectChristmas Island
dc.subjectCrustacea
dc.subjectDiscoplax
dc.subjectNew species
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.sourcetitleRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
dc.description.volume60
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page89-100
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