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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
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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.

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