Johngarthia weileri

Johngarthia weileri is a species of land crab in the genus Johngarthia from the eastern Atlantic Ocean.


Johngarthia weiler is found on the coast of Cameroon and on the islands in the Gulf of Guinea.[2][3]


Gecarcinus weileri was described by Alexander Sendler in 1912, but was treated for a long time as a synonym of G. lagostoma. The two were separated by Michael Türkay in 1973, and placed in the subgenus Johngarthia, which was raised to the rank of genus in 1987 by the same author.[4]


  1. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 17: 1–286. 
  2. ^ Jean-Marie Bouchard & Joseph Poupin (2009). "Éléments d'écologie et nouveau recensement de la population du crabe terrestre Gecarcinus planatus Stimpson,1860 (Decapoda: Brachyura)" (PDF). In Loïc Charpy. Clipperton, environnement et biodiversité d'un microcosme océanique. Patrimoines naturels (in French) 68. MNHN / IRD. pp. 333–345. ISBN 978-2-85653-612-4. 
  3. ^ Richard Hartnoll (1988). "Evolution, systematics, and geographical distribution". In Warren W. Burggren & Brian Robert McMahon. Biology of the Land Crabs. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. pp. 6–54. ISBN 978-0-521-30690-4. 
  4. ^ Raymond B. Manning & Fenner A. Chace, Jr. (1990). "Decapod and stomatopod Crustacea from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 503: 1–91. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.503. 
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