The Status of Pagurus mertensii Brandt, with Descriptions of a New Genus and Two New Species from California (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguridae)
McLaughlin, Patsy A.
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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.