Abstract

The crab Heterocrypta tommasii (Decapoda: Parthenopidae): an addition to the carcinofauna of Venezuela. The crab Heterocrypta tommasii Rodrigues da Costa, 1959 is reported for the first time from Venezuelan marine waters and its main taxonomical features are presented and illustrated. This report extends the range from Colombia, Guyana and Brazil; is the first report of the genus for Venezuela, and increases to six the number of Parthenopidae species known from the country. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (Suppl. 3): 131-134. Epub 2007 Jan. 15.
Keywords: crustaceans, biodiversity, Caribbean, benthos, Parthenopoidea, Venezuela