New porcelain crab from French Polynesia

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Scientific Paper: Zookeys   
New Taxa: Petrolisthes paulayi
Species named for: Gustav Paulay
Categories: Crustaceans | New Species
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Petrolisthes paulayi is a new species of filter-feeding reef crab from the Central Pacific. With it’s orange and red spots and stripes throughout its white carapace, it is also one of the most striking porcelain crabs.  paulay is closely related to P.aegyptiacus.

Petrolisthes paulayi sp. n., UF15894, Society Islands, Moorea. Photographed by the Moorea Biocode Marine Invertebrate Team

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