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Sexual Dimorphism in Species of Raninoides (Brachyura: Raninidae) and the Status of Raninidoides schmitti Sawaya, 1944

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Short Communication


The frog crab Raninoides schmitti was described from São Paulo, Brazil, as closely related to R. loevis. Detailed comparison shows R. schmitti to be a junior synonym of R. loevis. Absence of information detailing sexual dimorphism of species in the genus Raninoldes contributed to the designation of a dimorphic male as a discrete taxon. Examples of sexual dimorphism within the genus Raninoides are described.

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