A new crab genus discovered by a US marine-turned citizen scientist

Main report: New crab species shares name with two 'Harry Potter' characters and a hero researcher
Other Reporting: Popular Science, Live Science, Phys.org
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Harryplax severus
Species named for: Harry Potter character Professor Severus Snape
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | Citizen Science | Crustaceans | New Species

A US marine-turned citizen scientist is honored with the discovery of a new genus of crab, found in Guam.  The tiny crab’s name also refers to the Harry Potter character Professor Severus Snape.

Photo: Jose C. E. Mendoza; CC-BY 4.0

Photo: Jose C. E. Mendoza; CC-BY 4.0

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