New species of terrestrial crab found climbing on trees in Hong Kong


It was reported that Prof Peter NG, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS and Dr Stefano CANNICCI from the University of Hong Kong have found a new species of terrestrial crab that climbs trees on the eastern coast of Hong Kong. All specimens spotted during the survey have been collected at a height of approximately 1.5 to 1.8 metres. The species is described in the open access journal ZooKeys. The researchers have placed the new species in a new genus, which now contains merely three species. It was also mentioned that Prof Ng has been involved in the discovery of all of them, and he also led the team that established the genus 15 years ago, having collected a small previously undescribed species of mangrove crab from Singapore.


Source : Phys.Org (Tuesday, 21 March 2017)


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