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Fabia felderi Species Novum, a New Pinnotherid Crab from the Central Eastern Coast of Florida (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)


Fabia felderi, a new species of pinnotherid crab collected from oculinid coral rubble in 80 m of water off the central eastern Florida coast, is described and illustrated from the unique holotypic male. The crab shows morphological similarities to some Pinnotheres species, as well as to two eastern Pacific species in the genus Fabia. All share a more or less subcircular carapace, a produced frontal region rimmed with a heavy fringe of hair, well developed setae along all pereopodal borders, and a generally similar positioning of the palp on the merus of maxilliped 3.