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New records of intersexuality in porcelain crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae)

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posted on 28.03.2018 by Luciane Augusto de Azevedo Ferreira

Abstract The occurrence of intersex specimens of Lissoporcellana quadrilobata (Miers, 1884), Pisidia bluteli (Risso, 1816) and Pisidia longimana (Risso, 1816) is recorded for the first time and their secondary sexual characters analyzed. Intersex specimens were collected in regions regularly affected by pollution. There is a high possibility that intersexuality in porcelain crabs is caused by environmental contamination.

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