Cancroid Crabs of America


    MISS MARY J. RATHBUN has completed a third part of her series of handbooks on American crabs in a work entitled “The Cancroid Crabs of America of the Families Euryalidse, Portunidse, Atelecyclidse, Cancridse, and Xanthidae” (Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Bulletin 152, 1930). This monograph is on the same lines as those previously published, namely, “The Grapsoid Crabs of America” and “The Spider Crabs of America”, and is equally valuable and well got up. Not only does it enable one to identify the American crabs, but also it helps all carcinologists with its detailed and carefully prepared classification, synonymy, and tables of distribution.

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    Cancroid Crabs of America. Nature 127, 291 (1931).

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