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Crabs preserved in the Department of Zoology, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo

Masatsune Takeda1) and Rei Ueshima2)

1)Department of Zoology, National Science Museum, Tokyo, 3-23-1 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0073 Japan
2)Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science,University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 Japan

Type Specimen

Lyreidus stenopus Wood-Mason, 1887 トゲナシビワガニ

UMUTZ-Crs-Dec-Bra 405 (1♂,相模洋ヨドミ,150尋,1898.6,青木熊吉,“Lyreidus integra, Terazaki”).

Remarks.  Although there is no definite designation of the type status, this specimen is considered as the holotype of Lyreidus integra described by Terazaki (1904), which is syonymous with L. stenopus Wood-Mason, 1887. The data written in Japanese on the label agrees strictly with that recorded in the original description as for the locality, depth, date, and collector, but it is not sure at present whether the handwritten name “Lyreidus integra, Terazaki”was written by Terazaki himself or not. However, considering that the original description and figure were prepared only on one male, together with the exact agreement of the data, we have no reason to suspect the designation of the male specimen at hand as the holotype of L. integra.

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