Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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Calappa galloides

Classification

Calappidae [family]
Calappa [genus] (4)
galloides [species]

Classification

Calappidae [family]
Calappa [genus] (4)
galloides [species]

The specimens observed by Rathbun (1924; 1936) are most likely Calappa galloides Stimpson, 1859. There is the expectation that most of the C. gallus identified specimens belong to two species: C. galloides s.str. and an unnamed species. To which of the two the specimens of Rathbun belongs is unknown. (Fransen, pers. com.)