Abstract

A new genus, Desmodromia n.gen., and two new species of dromiid crabs are described from northern Australia. In Desmodromia the rostrum is tridentate, the anterolateral teeth are well developed, the last two pairs of legs have no opposing propodal spines, and the dactyli on these limbs are rotated. The new genus is similar to Epipedodromia Andre, 1932 and Homalodromia Miers, 1884, but may differ from them in using bivalve shells for camouflage instead of sponges. Desmodromia shares some pereopod characters with the shell-carrying genus Hypoconcha Guerin-Meneville, 1854, but these characters probably evolved independently.

 
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McLay, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(1): 1–8
Author
C. L. McLay
Year
2001
Title
A new genus and two new species of unusual dromiid crabs (Brachyura: Dromiidae) from northern Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
53
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
8
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1319
Language
English
Date Published
09 May 2001
Cover Date
09 May 2001
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA
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09 May 2001
Available Online
09 May 2001
Reference Number
1319
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