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Additions to the marine decapod (Crustacea: Decapoda) fauna of South Africa

Jannes Landschoff
Charles L. Griffiths
Lara J. Atkinson
Kerry J. Sink
Thomas P. Botha


This report adds five previously unreported species to the decapod crustacean fauna of South Africa, as well as removing one species previously listed in error. It also documents locality (and/or reference specimen) data for 12 other species, most of which had been depicted in regional field guides, but without reporting when and where they had been collected. Almost all the species added were already known from adjacent African countries and their ranges are here extended into South Africa. Although some of these records are based on photographs, rather than collected specimens, it is argued that such records should be accepted as adequate evidence for inclusion of at least visually-distinctive crustacean species into the regional fauna.

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