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1 August 2001 A NEW SPECIES OF PYROMAIA FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA, WITH A REDESCRIPTION OF P. PROPINQUA (DECAPODA: BRACHYURA: MAJOIDEA: INACHOIDIDAE)
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A new species of spider crab, Pyromaia acanthina, is described based on specimens collected during a recent sampling program along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This new species is most similar to P. propinqua Chace, 1940, a species also collected during this study that had not been found or mentioned in the literature since its original description from Cuba. The presence of these two species on the Colombian coast represents the first record of the genus Pyromaia Stimpson, 1871 in the southern Caribbean or northeastern South America. Pyromaia propinqua is redescribed and compared with the new species. The two differ from the other congeners, P. cuspidata Stimpson, 1871, P. arachna Rathbun, 1924, and P. tuberculata (Lockington, 1877), in features of the carapace, ambulatory legs, and male first pleopods. A summary of the classification of this genus, its definition, and distribution of species is presented together with a key to their identification.

Rafael Lemaitre, Néstor H. Campos, and Adriana Bermúdez "A NEW SPECIES OF PYROMAIA FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA, WITH A REDESCRIPTION OF P. PROPINQUA (DECAPODA: BRACHYURA: MAJOIDEA: INACHOIDIDAE)," Journal of Crustacean Biology 21(3), (1 August 2001). https://doi.org/10.1651/0278-0372(2001)021[0760:ANSOPF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 17 April 2000; Accepted: 27 February 2001; Published: 1 August 2001
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