Crab from the Chinese pet market turns out to be a new species of a new genus

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 05:01 in Biology & Nature

Shimmering carapaces make crabs attractive to pet owners. To answer the growing demand, fishermen collect and trade crustaceans, often not knowing what exactly they have handed over to their clients. Luckily for science and nature alike, however, the authors of a new article have spotted such a crab and recognized its peculiarities to prove it as a new species and even a new genus from southern China.

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