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First Finding of Matutid Crabs: Matuta planipes Fabricius, 1798 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Iraqi Coast and Garmat Ali River, Basrah area, Iraq  

Khaled Kh. Al-Khafaji1 , Falah M. Mutlak2 , Ali Taha Yaseen2 , Amal S. Al-Sharaa1
1 Marine Biology Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
2 Marine Vertebrates Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 19   
Received: 09 Oct., 2017    Accepted: 09 Nov., 2017    Published: 17 Nov., 2017
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Abstract

The first finding of matutid crab: Matuta planipes Fabricius, 1798 from subtidal zone of Iraqi coast, south Al-Fao city, NW-Arabian Gulf, Basrah, Iraq. Specimens was caught by trawl and hand net, during period from Jan. 16th, 2017 to May 28th, 2017, six females and three males, from Iraqi coast, south Al-Fao city in addition, two males and three females were collected from Garmat Ali River. The present study reports the presence specimens of this species from subtidal zone of Iraqi coast and Garmat Ali River.

Keywords
First finding; Matuta planipes; Decapoda; Al-Fao city
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