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Title: Rediscovery and redescription of the rare hermit crab, diogenes jubatus (Nobili, 1903) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae), from Singapore
Authors: Lemaitre, R.
Ng, P.K.L. 
Issue Date: 20-Dec-1996
Citation: Lemaitre, R.,Ng, P.K.L. (1996-12-20). Rediscovery and redescription of the rare hermit crab, diogenes jubatus (Nobili, 1903) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae), from Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 44 (2) : 323-333. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A hermit crab recently captured near Singapore has proven to represent a rare species, Diogenes jubatus (Nobili, 1903). Originally described in the genus Troglopagurus Henderson, this is one of eight species now placed in the genus Diogenes Dana, which are characterized by a reduced intercalary rostriform process, and long dense setae on the chelipeds and ambulatory legs. Although D. jubatus has been previously compared to other similar species, no illustrations or complete description exist in the literature. Specimens of Nobili's species had not been reported since the original description nearly a century ago. A complete illustrated redescription of D. jubatus is presented, including coloration. Some observations on behaviour in an aquarium are included. Diagnostic characters and affinities with other species are discussed, and the taxonomic history of Nobili's species is summarized.
Source Title: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/106881
ISSN: 02172445
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