Title

A New Species of Parapinnixa (Decapoda : Brachyura : Pinnotheridae) From Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2-2005

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

A single ovigerous female of Parapinnixa cortesi, a new species, was collected from the calcareous tube of an unidentified serpulid polychaete on Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. The new species most closely resembles P. glasselli Garth, 1939, P. hendersoni Rathbun, 1918, and P. nitida (Lockington, 1876), but it can be distinguished from these and all other members of the genus by the morphology of the chelae and the proportions of the carapace.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

Volume

118

Issue

3

First Page

543

Last Page

550