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Ecology and taxonomy of a tree-living freshwater crab (Brachyura: Potamoidea: Potamonautidae) from Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa
Cumberlidge, N.; Vannini, M. (2004). Ecology and taxonomy of a tree-living freshwater crab (Brachyura: Potamoidea: Potamonautidae) from Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa. J. Nat. Hist. 38(6): 681-693. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0022293021000041716
In: Journal of Natural History. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0022-2933; e-ISSN 1464-5262, more
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    freshwater crab

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  • Cumberlidge, N.
  • Vannini, M., more

Abstract
    The ecology and taxonomy of an interesting species of tree-living freshwater crab from the East Usambara mountains, Tanzania, and from the Shimba Hills, Kenya, East Africa is described. This phytotelmic decapod crustacean belongs to a new species of potamonautid freshwater crab in the genus Potamonautes MacLeay, 1838, which is described. This is one of only a few reports of the phenomenon of the use of water-filled tree holes by any species of true freshwater crab.

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