Check List 11(2): e19161, doi: 10.15560/11.2.1563
New records of the hairy crab Pilumnus dasypodus (Decapoda, Brachyura, Pilumnidae) in Northeastern Brazil
expand article infoSávio Arcanjo Santos Nascimento Moraes, Carlos Eduardo Rocha Duarte Alencar, Elena Thomsen§, Fúlvio Aurélio Morais Freire
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil§ Seckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany
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Pilumnus dasypodus is reported for the first time in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil. Sampling occurred in the north and south coast of the state in four locations (the farthest about 500 km of the known south distribution of the species). This new record increases the information about the distribution of this species, showing a possible relationship between the distribution of species and the Atlantic Tropical Ecoregion.
hairy crab; disjoint distribution; Atlantic Tropical Ecoregion