Paguristes speciosa, McLaughlin & Haig, 1989

Osawa, Masayuki & Fujita, Yoshihisa, 2019, Submarine cave hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea) from three islands of the Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan, Zootaxa 4560 (3), pp. 463-482: 476-477

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Paguristes speciosa
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Pylopaguropsis speciosa McLaughlin & Haig, 1989 

( Fig. 3 EView FIGURE 3)

Pylopaguropsis speciosa McLaughlin & Haig, 1989: 153  , figs. 1c, i, 2c, 3e, 5e, 7f, 9e, 11e, 13e (type locality: Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands).— Asakura 2000: 78, figs. 1A, B, 4, 5, 19A, 20.— Osawa & Takeda 2004: 1111. Pagurus  sp.— Jones & Morgan 1994: 4 –5, 124, unnumbered figs.

Material examined. Okinawa Island, Hedo Dome cave: main tube, 30 m from entrance, area of rocks , 12 August 2016, 3 males (sl 2.2–2.9 mm), RUMF-ZC-6056 (HD 2016-86 –88)  ; main tube , 21 May 2017, 1 male (sl 3.1 mm)  ,

RUMF-ZC-6057 (HD 2017-86). Shimoji Island, Akuma-no-Yakata cave: entrance , 1 September 2017, 1 ovigerous female (sl 3.7 mm), RUMF-ZC-6058 (SH104)  .

Distribution. Japan (Ryukyu and Izu Islands) and Australia; 10–61 m ( Asakura 2000; Osawa & Takeda 2004).

Habitat. Coral reefs, often in rocky areas or submarine caves ( Kato & Okuno 2001; Osawa & Takeda 2004).

Remarks. Pylopaguropsis speciosa  has been often recorded from coral reefs including submarine caves in the Ryukyu Islands ( Asakura 2000; Osawa & Takeda 2004; Osawa & Fujita 2016; Table 2). The coloration of the species is very characteristic and readily distinguished from other congeners; the right chela is magenta and the left cheliped and ambulatory legs are bright orange with white stripes ( Fig. 3 EView FIGURE 3).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Diogenidae

Genus

Paguristes

Loc

Paguristes speciosa

Osawa, Masayuki & Fujita, Yoshihisa 2019
2019
Loc

speciosa

Osawa, M. & Takeda, M. 2004: 1111
Asakura, A. 2000: 78
Jones, D. S. & Morgan, G. J. 1994: 4
McLaughlin, P. A. & Haig, J. 1989: 153
2000