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Revista de biología marina y oceanografía

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HERNANDEZ-AVILA, Iván; LIRA, Carlos  y  BOLANOS, Juan. First record of Nibilia antilocapra (Stimpson, 1871) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Epialtidae) for Venezuela. Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr. [online]. 2008, vol.43, n.3, pp. 687-689. ISSN 0718-1957.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-19572008000300028.

Seven specimens of Nibilia antilocapra were collected in Margarita Island, Venezuela. This is the first record of N. antilocapra for Venezuela, and for the south Caribbean area. Nibilia antilocapra can be separated from other species of the family Epialtidae by the following features: wide postorbital tooth forming a cup, supraocular eave and postocular cup well separated, with a small tooth between them. Carapace pyriform, longer than wide, with several spines of different size on the surface. Chelipeds stouter than the walking leg, the formers diminish gradually in size. Four species of the subfamily Pisinae have been recorded for Venezuela marine waters.

Palabras clave : Brachyura; Majoidea; Caribbean.

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