Massive beaching record along the sandy coast of Catania (E-Sicily) of the rare "mole crab" Albunea carabus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Decapoda Anomura Hippoidea)

Danilo Scuderi, Alberto Villari, Massimiliano Angelico
2019 Biodiversity Journal  
After a winter storm, with sirocco wind, hundreds of specimens of the "mole crab" Albunea carabus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Decapoda Anomura Hippoidea) were beached along the sandy coast of "Playa" Catania (E-Sicily). Even though this species was previously recorded in some scattered localities of the Mediterranean, among which a couple were found in Sicily, the present record appears relevant on account of the massive finding of specimens, which is a quite rare event according to literature data.
more » ... terature data. Considerations on the reasons of this wide beaching complete the present note.
doi:10.31396/biodiv.jour.2019.10.4.405.408 fatcat:2pmmtb42kzf45afc67gzdj53kq