Brachyuran Crabs of the Northwestern Caribbean



Brachyura were collected from shallow water terrestrial habitats at the Swan Islands off mainland Honduras in April 1973 and June 1974; and from Roatan and other Honduran Bay Islands from May 1975 through March 1979. Sixty-seven species were identified including 32 from the Swan Islands and 50 from Roatan. Of these, 21 species were not previously reported from northwestern Caribbean waters. One new species of Potamocarcinus was discovered in a freshwater stream at Port Royal, Roatan.

Reference:

Keith, Donald E. 1985. Shallow-water and terrestrial brachyuran crabs of Roatan and the Swan Islands, Honduras. Sarsia 70:251-278.


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