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Notes on the Distribution of Two Lithodid Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from off the Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico





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Surveys designed to investigate species of potential fisheries interest off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, have revealed the presence of two lithodid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura). One species, Lithodes couesi Benedict, 1895, is represented in the collections by 22 individuals and is reported from Mexico for the first time, extending the known range of the species south- ward from off San Diego, California. The second species, Glyptolithodes crista- tipes (Faxon, 1893), has been reported previously from mostly more southern localities (Peru and Chile), and is represented by a single adult male. Remarks on a heavy infestation of a sacculinid parasite of L. couesi and on morphological changes during ontogeny in G. cristatipes are included.