First record of the coral crab Carpilius corallinus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Carpiliidae) on the coast of Bahia, Brazil

César Roberto Goes Carqueija, Felipe Paganelly Maciel da Silva


This work reports the occurence of the coral crab Carpilius corallinus for the coast of Bahia State, Brazil, found on the shore at Salvador. A male specimen of C. corallinus was accidentally collected by a fisherman using a bottom longline at April 13th, 2002, in Itapuã, Salvador, Bahia (12º58'35"S, 38º20'24"W), at approximately 30 m depth. This record reduces the biogeographical gap of this species on the coast of Brazil.

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