HERMIT CRABS OF THE GENUS CALCINUS DANA, 1851 FROM JAPAN AND ADJACENT WATERS (DECAPODA, ANOMURA, DIOGENIDAE): C. HAZLETTI HAIG & MCLAUGHLIN, 1984 AND C. HAIGAE WOOSTER, 1984 BY AKIRA ASAKURA 1,3 / and HIROYUKI TACHIKAWA 2 / 1 / Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, 955-2, Aoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8682, Japan 2 / Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, 123, Yoshio, Katsuura, Chiba 299-5242, Japan ABSTRACT Calcinus hazletti Haig & McLaughlin, 1984, previously known only from Hawaii, is recorded from Japanese waters. This represents a major range extension to the northwest. A full description and detailed illustrations are provided for better understanding of the species. Most of the males examined in this study possess small gonopores on the coxae of the third pereopods ( D female gonopores). Calcinus haigae Wooster, 1984, very closely related to C. hazletti , is also redescribed in detail. Mouthparts of both species are described for the rst time. The af nities and taxonomic problems among C. haigae and its colour variant, and C. nitidus var. australis Bouvier, 1915, considered a synonym of C. rosaceus Heller, 1861, are discussed. RÉSUMÉ Calcinus hazletti Haigh & McLaughlin, 1984, qui n’était connu jusqu’à
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