Southernmost record of the Faial squat lobster Galathea faiali (Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) in waters of the Cape Verde Islands, with remarks on their decapod fauna

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Southernmost record of the Faial squat lobster Galathea faiali (Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) in waters of the Cape Verde Islands, with remarks on their decapod fauna
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Crustaceana, 94 (9): 1155-1160 (2021)

Although the Cape Verde marine decapod fauna is relatively well studied and can be considered one of the best known in theWest African region, with a recently published checklist accounting for 343 species and subspecies (González, 2018), the knowledge of this group in this archipelago is far from being complete. A clear evidence of this fact is the increasing number of species recently described or reported for the first time from Cape Verde (Freitas & Wirtz, 2019; Wirtz, 2019; Neves, 2020a, b; Neves & González, 2021). In the present study, another species hitherto unknown to occur in the Cape Verde Islands, the Faial squat lobster Galathea faiali Nunes-Ruivo, 1961 (Anomura, Galatheidae), is reported for the first time. In addition, some remarks are addressed to update the decapod fauna from the Cape Verde archipelago.