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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part H

New records of two swimming crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunidae) from Northeastern Brazil


Author(s): Flavio de Almeida Alves-Júnior, Julianna de Lemos Santana, Marina de Sá Leitão Câmara de Araújo, Arnaud Bertrand and Jesser F Souza-Filho

Abstract: The swimming crabs Portunus anceps (Saussure, 1858) and P. floridanus Rathbun, 1930 (Portuninae) have been only recorded in Western Atlantic. The present study reports the first record of Portunus anceps at Rocas Atoll and the second record of Portunus floridanus in Brazilian waters. Additionally, we report an extension of the bathymetric distribution of Portunus anceps, until 510 m deep in Rocas Atoll. The records of these species are an important advancement for the geographic distribution about the Portunidae family in Atlantic Ocean and increase the knowledge of crustacean biodiversity in Northeast region of Brazil.

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Flavio de Almeida Alves-Júnior, Julianna de Lemos Santana, Marina de Sá Leitão Câmara de Araújo, Arnaud Bertrand and Jesser F Souza-Filho. New records of two swimming crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunidae) from Northeastern Brazil. 2017; 5(3): 600-603.
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