New Spanish crab species discovery


Uroptychus cartesi

From ScienceDaily:

New Species of Crab Has Been Found Hiding in the Seabed of Galicia (Spain)

(June 13, 2012) — Despite Europe’s marine fauna being the best documented on Earth, there are still some new species to be discovered. This is the case of Uroptychus cartesi, a crab between 5 cm and 7 cm in size found at more than 1400 deep in the underwater mountains facing the Galician coast (Spain). Its closest relative can be found in the Caribbean Sea.

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