Olenothus, a new
genus of euxanthine crab (Crustacea: Decapoda:
Brachyura: Xanthidae) from Guam
new genus and new species of xanthid crab of the sub-family Euxanthinae,
Olenothus uogi, is
described from Guam. Olenothus
is affiliated with the genera Euxanthus,
Hypocolpus and Pleurocolpus,
but can be distinguished from them
by a suite of carapace, antennal, cheliped,
thoracic sternal, male abdominal and male gonopod features.
Micronesica 34(2): pp. 201-208, 2002.
Olenothus uogi Ng, 2002, was named for the University of Guam. It
occurs in shallow rubble on Guam. Photos
show a male (top) and female. (Photos: G. Paulay)
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