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Two records of Macrophthalmus Desmarest, 1823 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Thoracotremata) from the NW of the Arabian Gulf

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Author(s): Amaal Gh. Yasser | Ibtisam M. AbdulSahib | Murtada D. Naser, et al.

Journal: Arthropods
ISSN 2224-4255

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Macrophthalmus dentipes | Macrophthalmus laevis | Brachyura | Shatt Al-Arab | Arabian Gulf

ABSTRACT
Specimens of two crabs Macrophthalmus dentipes Lucas, 1836 and Macrophthalmus laevis A. Milne-Edwards, 1867 were collected from the intertidal zone of the lower reaches of Shatt Al-Arab at Fao region, Basrah, Iraq, 2012. A note on the morphological features of these two species and a photograph is provided to confirm the identification of the crabs.
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