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Redescription of Pseudograpsus intermedius Chhapgar, 1955 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Varunidae) from India

Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 14, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117377, Republic of Singapore
Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat, India.
School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Goa University, Taleigao, Goa, India.
Crustacea Pseudograpsus Chhapgarus varunine crab Goa India


The identity of Pseudograpsus intermedius Chhapgar, 1955 (Varunidae), a crab species found in mangrove habitats of India is clarified. The re-examination of the holotype male and examination of fresh specimens collected from Goa State, India, revealed that P. intermedius shows significant morphological differences from the generic characters of Pseudograpsus. As such, a new genus Chhapgarus n. gen. is established for the species.



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