Liomera rugipes (Heller, 1861) (Brachyura: Xanthidae: Liomerinae): a new Indo-West Pacific crab in the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt
A single specimen of the xanthid Liomera rugipes was collected in May 2023 in the waters off Alexandria, Egypt, with a trammel net at 15 m of depth. The occurrence of this crab is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea and adds a new Indo- West Pacific crab to the non-indigenous biota of the basin, probably introduced via the Suez Canal. This new finding increases the number of Egyptian non-indigenous brachyurans to 21 species.
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NOUR, O. M., ZAVA, B., & CORSINI-FOKA, M. (2023). Liomera rugipes (Heller, 1861) (Brachyura: Xanthidae: Liomerinae): a new Indo-West Pacific crab in the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt. Mediterranean Marine Science, 24(3), 510–513. https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.34704
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