Abstract

The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kāne‘ohe Bay on O‘ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 295-300
Launched on MUSE
2007-02-12
Open Access
No
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