Pagurus

Pagurus

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Overview

Description

"Anterior feet rarely subequal, the left usually the larger; fingers moving in a vertical plane, corneous at tips, spoon-excavate. Front not rostrate."

Dana, 1852; pg. 449

Author(s): Sekerci, Kristin

"One is from Minikoi, the other from the Maldives."

Alcock, 1905; pg. 831

NOTE: Pagurus scabrimanus is nowhere listed in today's taxonomy.  There is a good chance that the species has been remanmed Dardanus scabrimanus, though it is certainly not definitive.  As deduced from Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes, even Gardiner and Alcock seemed quite doubtful in deciding how to categorize or name this specimen.

Author(s): Sekerci, Kristin

Description

Look Alikes

"Two small specimens very closely resembling P. [Pagurus] fabimanus [Dardanus scutellatus], but differing therefrom in the shorter eyestalks, larger eyes, and different form and sculpture of the two terminal joints of the 3rd left leg, are doubtfully referred to this species."

Alcock, 1905; pg. 831

Author(s): Sekerci, Kristin

Morphology

"Very near the fabimanus in form of carapax, hands, and basal scale to eye. Eyes slightly shorter, longer than base of outer antannae, but hardly longer than inner. Larger hand not tomentose externally, nearly naked, granuli-scabrous, spinulous on upper margin, denticulate or crenulate on lower, moveable finger hardly spinuous above, carpus spinulous above and also on outer surface near apex. Feet of two following pairs hirsute, tarsi very long, tarsus of left foot of third pair not subtriangular, outer surface not flat, and not tomentose, upper margin minute spinulous.

Length, one to one and one-fourth inches. [about 2-3 cm] The form of the tarsus of the left leg of third pair, distinguishes this species readily from the fabimanus, which it so much resembles. The outer surface of the hand is also spinulous toward the upper edge, and the carpus has two or three small spines on the outer surface near the apical margin."

Dana, 1852; pg. 456

Author(s): Sekerci, Kristin

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

"Philippines, ?Red Sea, ?Minikoi and Maldives."

Alcock, 1905; pg. 831

Author(s): Sekerci, Kristin

Taxonomic Children

Total: 1

Pagurus hirtimanus

Taxonomy

  • Eupagurus (synonym)
  • Pagurus scabrimanus (disputed synonym)

References

Alcock, M. (1905).  Marine Crustaceans XIV: Paguridae With Plate LXVIII. (Gardiner S.J., Ed.).The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being the Account of the Work carried on and of the Collections made by an Expedition during the years 1899 and 1900 (Ed. by Gardiner). vol. 2, pt. 4, 827-835. Cambridge: University Press.