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Abstract

Eurypanopeus depressus (Smith, 1869) (Brachyura: Panopeidae) - a new alien species for the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

Abstract

The first records of the alien decapod Eurypanopeus depressus (Smith, 1869) (flatback mud crab) along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast are reported. This species has been recorded at 16 out of 32 studied sample sites, in both northern and southern parts of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Additional morphological, biological and ecological observations based on the discovered specimens (including ovigerous females) of the flatback mud crab are presented.