RE-DESCRIPTION OF LUPOCYCLUS PHILIPPINENSIS (CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA: BRACHYURA: PORTUNIDAE) SEMPER IN NAUCK, 1880 FROM THE COASTAL WATERS OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN
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Keywords

Lupocyclus philippinensis
Scissor crab
Re description
Karachi
Pakistan

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Osmani, H. B., Naz, F., & Saher, N. (2019). RE-DESCRIPTION OF LUPOCYCLUS PHILIPPINENSIS (CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA: BRACHYURA: PORTUNIDAE) SEMPER IN NAUCK, 1880 FROM THE COASTAL WATERS OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 28(2), 155–161. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/9

Abstract

A specimen of the Lupocyclus philippinensis Semper in Nauck, 1880 commonly known as scissor swimming crab, was recently found in by catch of shrimp trawling and included as part of continuous taxonomic studies on crabs found in the coastal waters of Pakistan. The discovery is significant because it found after a long time. Redescription of L. philippinensis following the discovery of a female caught at Karachi fish harbor, Pakistan by Leene and Buitendijk (1952).

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