First record of ghost crab Ocypode sinensis (Dai, Song & Yang, 1985) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) from Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, Iran

Mojtaba NADERI, Parviz ZARE, Mariano LASTRA & Fatemeh PISHEHVARZAD
A recent ecological study on the sandy beaches of Qeshm Island (in the Persian Gulf) yielded Ocypode sinensis (Dai, Song & Yang, 1985) specimens. This species is a new record that had not been recorded in the Persian Gulf to date. This finding considerably extends the distribution of O. sinensis westward to sandy coasts of the Persian Gulf, which is the most westerly region in the Arabian Sea. The result of this study will help...
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