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Arachnothelphusa sarang

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SSN 67523
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Arachnothelphusa sarang is a type of gecarcinucid crab that lives in the limestone cave in northern Sarawak. This is the second cavernicolous member from a limestone cave system, the first is the A. rhadamanthysi which found in Sabah. The species is named after the locality where the holotype collected. This crab species is pale purplish-brown to yellowish on the dorsal surface, while the ventral surface is pale yellow to dirty white. The corneas of the eyes are fully pigmented. Both sexes are quite similar, but the females have a slightly broader and lower carapace in terms of non-sexual characters. Compared to other species from the same genus, this crab has very low to indistinct epibranchial tooth, and the very low, broad external orbital tooth (Grinang & Ng, 2021).

Biodiversity Experts

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Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Azman Bin Abdul Rahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Coral Reefs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SEA
  • W
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Othman Bin Hj. Ross (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Arachnothelphusa sarang. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/67523. [Retrieved 18 August 2022].

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