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The Epialtid Crab: Hyastenus hilgendorfi (De Man, 1887) A New Spider Crab Record from Iraqi Coast, NW-Arabian Gulf  

Khaled K.S. Al-Khafaji , Ibtisam M. Abdul-Sahib , Shaker G. Ajeel
Marine Biology Department, Marine Science Center, University of Basrah, Iraq
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 49   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0049
Received: 09 Nov., 2017    Accepted: 04 Dec., 2017    Published: 29 Dec., 2017
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Al-Khafaji K.K.S., Abdul-Sahib I.M., and Ajeel S.G., 2017, The epialtid crab: Hyastenus hilgendorfi (De Man, 1887) a new spider crab record from Iraqi coast, NW-Arabian Gulf, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(49): 462-465 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0049)


Specimens of the epialtid crab. Hyastenus hilgendorfi De Man, 1887 were collected from intertidal and shallow subtidal of the Rass Al-Beshaa area of the Shatt Al-Arab in Al-Faw City, NW-Arabian Gulf. Specimens  were collected by trawl net during November 2016. This represents the first record of the genus Hyastenus White, 1847 for Iraqi coast. The specimens are diagnosed and the taxonomy of the genus discussed.

Hyastenus hilgendorfi; Spider crab; Al-Faw City
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