First Records of Leucosiid Crabs: Hiplyra sagitta (Galil, 2009) from Iraqi Coast, NW-Arabian Gulf
Khaled K.S. Al-Khafaji
Ibtisam M. Abdul-Sahib
Shaker G. Ajeel
Marine Biology Department, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
International Journal of Aquaculture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 22 doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0022
Received: 13 Nov., 2017 Accepted: 05 Dec., 2017 Published: 15 Dec., 2017
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Al-Khafaji K.K.S., Abdul-Sahib I.M., and Ajeel S.G., 2017, First records of Leucosiid crabs: Hiplyra sagitta (Galil, 2009) from Iraqi coast, NW-Arabian Gulf, International Journal of Aquaculture, 7(22): 139-142 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0022)
In the present study, a Leucosiid crab Hiplyra sagitta (Galil, 2009), was found for the first time in the Iraqi coast, from the lower reaches of Shatt Al-Arab at Fao city, Basrah, Iraq, during November 2016. Diagnostic characters of the species are figured and its world geographical distribution, especially in the Persian Gulf region is considered.
New records; Hiplyra sagitta; Decapoda
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