Abstract

Prior to the present study, the spider crab genus Schizophroida Sakai, 1933, included only the type species, S. hilensis Rathbun, 1906 (described from Hawaii but apparently wide-ranging in the western Pacific), and two other Pacific species, S. simodaensis Sakai, 1933 (Japan) and S. moai Ng & Boyko, 2017 (Easter Island). Outside of Hawaii, S. hilensis has been reported from the southwestern Pacific: Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Review of the southwestern Pacific material showed that Schizophroida from Australia and New Zealand belongs to a separate species, and is described as new to science. The New Caledonian record is based on an incomplete juvenile female, which also appears to be new to science, but is not formally named pending collection of more complete specimens. A second new species of Schizophroida is also described from specimens collected from Taiwan and Guam. A key to the species of Schizophroida is provided.

 
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Ng and Ahyong, 2018. Rec. Aust. Mus. 70(4): 377–390
Author
Peter K. L. Ng; Shane T. Ahyong
Year
2018
Title
New species of reef spider crabs of the genus Schizophroida Sakai, 1933 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae) from the Western Pacific
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
70
Issue
4
Start Page
377
End Page
390
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.70.2018.1712
Language
EN
Date Published
27 September 2018
Cover Date
27 September 2018
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
27 September 2018
Available Online
27 September 2018
Reference Number
1712
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