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Alcock, A.W., 1900b. Materials for a carcinological fauna of India. No. 6. The Brachyura Catometopa or Grapsoidea. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta, 69(3): 279-456.

Audouin, J.V., 1826. Explication sommaire des Planches de Crustacés de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, publiées par Jules-César Savigny, membre de l'Institut; offrant un exposé des charactères naturels des genres, avec la distinction des espèces. In: J.-C. Savigny, Description de l'Égypte ou receuil des observation et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expedition de l'armée française 1798-1801. Histoire naturelle, 1(pt. 4): 77-98.

Balss, H., 1922c. Östasiatische Decapoden. IV. Die Brachyrhynchen (Cancridea). Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 88A(11): 94-166, figs 1-2, pls 1-2.

Barnard, K.H., 1950. Descriptive catalogue of South African Decapod Crustacea (Crabs and Shrimps). Annals of the South African Museum, 38: 1-837, figs 1-154.

Bouvier, E.L., 1915b. Décapodes marcheurs (Reptantia) et Stomatopodes recueillis à l'île Maurice par M. Paul Carié. Bulletin scientifique de la France et de la Belgique, sér. 7, 48(3): 178-318 (1-141), figs 1-42, pls 4-7. [1915/V]

Chang, K.-H. & Y.-S. Chen, 1992. Guide to the seashore life in the northeast coast National Scenic Area of Taiwan. 240 pp. Northeast Coast National Scenic Area Administration Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taipei. (In Chinese)

Chang, C.M., 1963. A check list of Taiwan crabs with descriptions of 19 new records. Tunghai Journal, Taichung, 5(2): 95-118, figs 1-10, pls 1-2.

Chhapgar, B.F., 1957b. Marine Crabs of Bombay State. Taraporevala Marine Biological Station, Contribution number 1: v + 89 pp., pls A, B, 1-16.

Cooper, R.T., 1997. Mangal-associated Brachyura (Ocypodidae, Grapsidae, Portunidae, Majidae, Xanthidae and Leucosiidae) from the north-eastern coastal Islands of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Crustaceana, 70(2): 155-179, figs 1-16.

Crosnier, A., 1965. Crustacés Décapodes. Grapsidae et Ocypodidae. Faune de Madagascar, 18: 1-143, figs 1-260, pls 1-11.

de Haan, W., 1833-1849. Crustacea. In: Ph.F. von Siebold, Fauna Japonica sive Descriptio Animalium, quae in Itinere per Japoniam, Jussu et Auspiciis Superiorum, qui Summum in India Batava Imperium Tenent, Suscepto, Annis 1823-1830 Collegit, Notis, Observationibus et Adumbrationibus Illustravit: ix-xvi, i-xxi, vii-xvii, 1-243, pls A-J, L-Q, 1-55, circ. tab. 2. (For dates see Sherborn & Jentink, 1895 and Holthuis, 1953.)

de Man, J.G., 1888d. Bericht über die von Herrn. Dr. J. Brock im indischen Archipel gesammelten Decapoden und Stomatopoden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, 53(pt. 1): 289-600, pls 11-22a.

Edmondson, C.H., 1923. Crustacea from Palmyra and Fanning Islands. Bulletin of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 5: 1-43, figs 1-3, pls 1-2.

Edmondson, C.H., 1959. Hawaiian Grapsidae. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 22(10): 153-202, figs 1-27.

Forskål, P., 1775. Descriptiones Animalium, Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium, quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål: 1-19, i-xxxiv, 1-164, 1 map. Post mortem auct. ed. C. Niebuhr. Hafniae.

Fukui, Y., K. Wada & C.-H. Wang, 1989. Ocypodidae, Mictyridae and Grapsidae (Crustacea: Brachyura) from some coasts of Taiwan. Journal of Taiwan Museum, 42(1): 225-238, figs 1-25, tabs 1-3.

Hartnoll, R.G., 1975. The Grapsidae and Ocypodidae (Decapoda: Brachyura) of Tanzania. Journal of Zoology, London, 177(3): 305-328, 8 figs, 3 tabs.

Hilgendorf, F., 1869. Crustaceen. In: Baron Carl Claus von der Decken, Reisen in Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859-1865, 3(1): 67-116, 147, pls 1-6. Heidelberg, Leipzig.

Holthuis, L.B., 1958. Crustacea Decapoda from the northern Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba and Sinai Peninsula). II. Hippidea and Brachyura (Dromiacea, Oxystomata, and Grapsoidea). Contribution to the knowledge of the Red Sea. Bulletin Sea Fisheries Research Station, Israel, 17(9): 41-54, 4 figs.

Hwang, J.-J. & H.-P. Yu, 1980. A fauna-list of the Crustacea from Lan-Yu Island. Annual of Taiwan Museum, 23: 151-180. (in Chinese)

Jeng, M.-S., R.-G. Chan, H.-R. Fung, & Q.-S. Chen, 1997. Northeast Coast Scenic Area. Investigations into ecological resources and monitering. 194 pp. Ministry of Transport and Tourism. Taipei. (in Chinese)

Kossmann, R., 1877. Zoologische Ergebnisse einer Reise in die küstengebiete des Rothen Meeres. Malacostraca. 1. Theil: Brachyura. Leipzig, W. Engelmann: 1-66, pls 1-3.

Lenz, H. & F. Richters, 1881. Beitrag zur Crustaceenfauna von Madagascar. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 12: 421-428, figs 20-27.

Lenz, H., 1905. Ostafrikanische Dekapoden und Stomatopoden, gesammelt von Herrn Prof. Dr. A. Voeltzkow. In: A. Voeltzkow, Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Reisen in Madagaskar und Ostafrika in den Jahren 1889-1895. Vol. 3. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 27(4): 341-392, pls 47-48.

Lin, C.C., 1949. A catalogue of Brachyurous Crustacea of Taiwan. Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum, 2(1): 10-33.

Milne-Edwards, H., 1837. Histoire naturelle des Crustacés, comprenant l'anatomie, la physiologie et la classification de ces animaux. Libraire Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, Vol. 2: 1-532, pls 1-2, 7-8, 10, 14, 18-19, 21, 24. (See Holthuis, 1979, for dates of publication.)

Miyake, S., 1983. Japanese Crustacean Decapods and Stomatopods in color. Vol. II. Brachyura (Crabs), i-viii, 1-277, pls 1-64. Hoikusha, Osaka. (In Japanese; second edition in 1992)

Muraoka, K., 1998. Catalogue of the Brachyuran and Anomuran Crabs donated by Prof. Dr. Tune Sakai to the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum. Catalogue of the Collection in the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, 11: 5-67, pls 1-16.

Nobili, M.G., 1906c. Mission J. Bonnier et Ch. Pérez (Golfe Persique 1901). Crustacés Décapodes et Stomatopodes. Bulletin scientifique de la France et de la Belgique, 40: 13-159, figs 1-3, pls 2-7.

Ortmann, A.E., 1894a. Die Decapoden-Krebse des Strassburger Museums mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der von Herrn Dr. Döderlein bei Japan und bei den Liu-Kiu-Inseln gesammelten und zur Zeit im Strassburger Museum aufbewahrten Formen. Theil VIII. Abtheilung: Brachyura (Brachyura genuina Boas), III. Unterabtheilung: Cancroidea. 2. Section: Cancrinea, 2. Gruppe: Catametopa. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abtheilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Thiere, 7: 683-772, pl. 23.

Rathbun, M.J., 1906. The Brachyura and Macrura of the Hawaiian Islands. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, 23(3): i-viii, 827-930, figs 1-79, pls 1-24.

Rathbun, M.J., 1924c. Brachyura, Albuneidae and Porcellanidae. In: Results of Dr. E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-1913. 37. Arkiv för Zoologi, 16(23): 1-33, figs 1-7, pl. 1.

Sakai, T., 1939. Studies on the crabs of Japan. IV. Brachygnatha, Brachyrhyncha, pp. 365-741, figs 1-129, pls 42-111, table 1. Yokendo Co., Tokyo.

Sakai, T., 1976a. Crabs of Japan and the Adjacent Seas. (In 3 volumes: (1) English text: i-xxix, 1-773, figs 1-379, (2) Plates volume: 1-16, pls 1-251, (3) Japanese text: 1-461, figs 1-2, 3 maps.) Kodansha Ltd, Tokyo.

Stephensen, K., 1945. The Brachyura of the Iranian Gulf with an Appendix: The male pleopod of the Brachyura. In: Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran, Part 4. Copenhagen, E. Munksgaard: 57-237, figs 1-60.

Tesch, J.J., 1918a. The Decapoda Brachyura of the Siboga-Expedition. I. Hymenosomidae, Retroplumidae, Ocypodidae, Grapsidae and Gecarcinidae. Siboga Expeditie Monografie, 39C1(82): 1-148, pls 1-6.

Wada, K., 1995. Brachyura. In: S. Nishimura, Guide to seashore animals of Japan with color pictures and keys. Vol. 2: 379-418, pls 101-118. (In Japanese)

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