Check List 7(3): 354-356, doi: 10.15560/7.3.354
Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896: first record for state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoEmmanoela Nascimento Ferreira, Alberto Kioharu Nishida, Luiz Carlos Serramo Lopez
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Callinectes sapidus is reported here for the first time to state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil. In Brazil, this species was only known from state of Rio Grande do Sul to the state of Pernambuco, leaving a significant gap in its expected distribution along the coasts of other states in northern and northeastern Brazil, since it has been collected from Venezuela to North America. Two adult female specimens were collected using local fishing gear in the estuary of the Mamanguape River. This new record increases the known distribution of this species.