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Records of Zygopa michaelis Holthuis, 1960 (Decapoda: Anomura: Albuneidae) from the Gulf of Mexico

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Short Communication


The albuneid mole crab, Zygopa michaelis Holthuis, 1960, which was originally described from Curaçao and recently reported from the Florida East coast (Gore and Becker 1977), is reported from the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida West coast. Of the seven specimens collected, six were taken in 38 m of water off Fort Myers and one in 42 m on the Florida Middle Ground. All seven specimens occurred in substrata composed primarily of carcareous sand.

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