Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae

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Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae


Taxonavigation: Paguroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Anomura
Superfamilia: Paguroidea

Familia: Paguridae
Genus: Pylopaguropsis
Species: Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae


Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae Lemaitre, 2017

Holotype: male 2.4 mm, “Something Special”, coll. E Muller (USNM 1291987).
Type locality: central W coast of Bo-naire, 12°09'46.0"N, 68°17'08.6"W, 11.6 m, 17 December 2015, sand/rubble under coral ledge, night dive.
Paratypes: all same locality, habitat, and collector, as holotype.
  • 1 male 1.8 mm (USNM 1291989),
  • 1 male 2.2 mm (USNM 1291988), 13.7 m;
  • 1 male 0.9 mm, 1 female 1.5 mm, 27 January 2016 (USNM 1292072);
  • 1 ovigerous female 1.9 mm, 28 January 2016 (USNM 1292073).
ZooBank: 329C796C-EC46-4A85-A9EB-3FD21298A4BC


Primary references[edit]

  • Lemaitre, R. 2017. Discovery of a new species of hermit crab of the genus Pylopaguropsis Alcock, 1905 from the Caribbean: “den commensal” or “cleaner”? (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguridae). ZooKeys 646: 139–158. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.646.11132. Reference page
    • [original description of Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae: p. 144–152; figs 1–6; tbl. 1; suppl. materials 1–3]


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