First record of the Fiddler Crab, Minuca osa from the Eastern Montijo Gulf, Panama

Keywords: tuberculate ridge, Uca, dactyl, chela, pollex


Minuca osa had been previously thought to be endemic to Pacific Costa Rica (Golfo Dulce). However, specimens fitting the description were sampled in April 2021 and August 2022 in two sites in the Eastern Montijo Gulf, Panama. Based on the morphological character correspondence between the specimens collected and the original species description, it can be concluded that Minuca osa is also present in the Eastern Montijo Gulf.


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Author Biography

Roberto C. Lombardo-González, Universidad de Panamá

Universidad de Panamá, Centro Regional Universitario de Veraguas. Centro de Capacitación, Investigación y Monitoreo de la Biodiversidad en el Parque Nacional Coiba.


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How to Cite
Lombardo-González, R. (2022). First record of the Fiddler Crab, Minuca osa from the Eastern Montijo Gulf, Panama. Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 27-35.
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