First Report of Stilt Crab Crossotonotus spinipes (Decapoda: Palicoidea: Crossotonotidae) from Korea

  • Lee, Sang-Kyu (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Sa-Heung (Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity, IN THE SEA KOREA Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Kim, Won (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2010.10.23
  • Accepted : 2010.11.12
  • Published : 2010.11.30


A stilt crab Crossotonotus spinipes (De Man, 1888) is newly reported from Korean waters as a result of continuous taxonomic studies on crabs. The present specimen has a row of tubercles and a longitudinal lobe with denticles on the dorsal border of the propodus of the chelipeds, and a shorter Pereopod 5. The description and illustration of this species are provided.


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