The Status of Pagurus mertensii Brandt, with Descriptions of a New Genus and Two New Species from California (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae)
The discovery of a hermit crab identifiable with Pagurus mertensii Brandt [sensu stricto] has precipitated a review of the status of this species and its relationship to Parapagurus mertensii Holmes. As a result, Pagurus mertensii Brandt is reinstated as a distinct species and a new genus is established for the species assigned, by Holmes, to Parapagurus and for an additional new species from California.
McLaughlin, Patsy A. and Haig, Janet
"The Status of Pagurus mertensii Brandt, with Descriptions of a New Genus and Two New Species from California (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae),"
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