New Report of Three Xanthid Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Xanthidae) from Korea

  • Lee, Sang-Kyu (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Shin, Myung-Hwa (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Park, Tae-Seo (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Won (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2012.03.09
  • Accepted : 2012.04.12
  • Published : 2012.04.30


Many members of xanthid crabs have the black coloured fingers and are found easily in the intertidal or subtidal zone. Three xanthids, $Danielea$ $noelensis$ (Ward, 1934), $Etisus$ $anaglyptus$ H. Milne Edwards, 1834, and $Gaillardiellus$ $rueppelli$ (Krauss, 1843), are newly reported from Korean waters as a result of continuous taxonomic studies on crabs. Of these, the present specimen of $D.$ $noelensis$ has rather projecting angle on the antero-external border of the merus of the third maxilliped differed from that of the original description. The genus $Danielea$ Ng and Clark, 2003 and the genus $Etisus$ H. Milne Edwards, 1834 are also reported first time from Korean fauna. Their descriptions are provided with illustrations. Korean Xanthoidea now consists of 28 species belonging to 24 genera.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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