The African and Madagascan freshwater crabs in the Museum of Natural History, Vienna (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamoidea)




The entire collection of African and Madagascan freshwater crabs in the Museum of Natural History, Vienna has been re-evaluated. A great deal of incorrectly determined and unidentified material has now been identified, and the nomenclature of correctly identified specimens has been updated to conform to modern usage. The collection has been shown to include 16 species of Potamonautes, 6 species of Sudanonautes, 2 species each of Platythelphusa, Hydrothelphusa, and Deckenia, and 1 species each of Potamonemus, Louisea, Liberonautes, Gecarcinautes and Potamon. Notable additions brought to light include the little known species Louisea edeaensis, Potamonemus sachsi, Platythelphusa conculata. Potamonautes pilosus, P. neumanni, P. triangulus.


Naturhistorisches Museum Wien






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- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


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