New species of crab with unusual outgrowths

Main report: New species of crab with unusual outgrowths has its name written in the stars
(PenSoft Blog)
Other Reporting: Phys.org
Scientific Paper: Zookeys   
New Taxa: Pariphiculus stellatus
Species named for: Latin for "starry" tubercles
Categories: Crustaceans | New Species
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A newly discovered crab species is covered in star-shaped tubercles. The crab species was found in red coral beds during a survey of a seamount by Peng-Chia-Yu Island, Taiwan. The crab species has also been found in the Philippines.

Pariphiculus stellatus

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