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VARGAS, Rita  and  CORTES, Jorge. Biodiversidad marina de Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorden Anomura. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2006, vol.54, n.2, pp.461-488. ISSN 0034-7744.

Marine biodiversity of Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorder Anomura. The anomuran crabs are among the best known crustacean groups from the Pacific coast. However, this group is poorly known from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. In this compilation based on the literature and the collection at the Zoology Museum, Biology School, University of Costa Rica, we report the presence of 114 species of the Infraorder Anomura for Costa Rica, 20 species from the Caribbean, 96 species from the Pacific (two are present on both coasts). Twenty-nine species are new reports for Costa Rica, 15 from the Caribbean coast (74% of the total of species from that coast) and 14 from the Pacific (15% of the total from the Pacific). The range of ten species is extended to Costa Rica, siete from the Caribbean and three from the Pacific. Six species are reported for the first time from Cocos Island, where there are also four endemic species. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(2): 461-488. Epub 2006 Jun 01.

Keywords : Anomura; Crustacea; crabs; biodiversity; Costa Rica.

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