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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.17 no.3 Curitiba Sept. 2000 

Hexapanopeus manningi, a new xanthid crab (Crustacea, Decapoda, Xanthidae) from Brazil



Cheruparambil SankarankuttyI,II; Alexander Cesar FerreiraI

IDepartamento de Oceanografia e Limnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. 59014-100 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
IIBolsista do CNPq




A new species of xanthid crab, Hexapanopeus manningi, closely related to H. caribbaeus Stimpson, 1871 collected from mangrove areas in the estuaries of Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil is described. This is the sixth species of Hexapanopeus Rathbun, 1898 from Brazil. Distinguishing features of the species are also mentioned to facilitate its separation from closely related species.

Key words: Crustacea, Decapoda, Xanthidae, Hexapanopeus manningi, new species



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. This study was carried out with the financial support from the Brazilian Petroleum Company (PETROBRAS)- a post-graduate scholarship to A.C. Ferreira and logistic support for the collection. We also thank the National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (CNPq) for its support. Part of this study was carried out at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London during a short visit of the senior author financed by CAPES, Ministry of Education, Brazil and the British Council. Special thanks are also due to Dr. Paul F. Clark of NHM for all the help received during the visit, to Dr. Peter J.F. Davie of Queensland Museum, Australia for useful discussion and to the two anonymous referees for valuable suggestions.



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Recebido em 19.VIII.1999; aceito em 22.VIII.2000.

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