Bathycheles Forest, 1987,

Komai, Tomoyuki & Chan, Tin-Yam, 2016, “ Symmetrical ” hermit crabs of the family Pylochelidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) collected by the “ BIOPAPUA ” and “ PAPUA NIUGINI ” expeditions in the Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of two new species, Zootaxa 4088 (3), pp. 301-328: 304

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Bathycheles Forest, 1987


Genus Bathycheles Forest, 1987 

Remarks. Bathycheles  was originally established as a subgenus of Pylocheles  by Forest (1987a), but subsequently raised to a full genus by McLaughlin & Lemaitre (2009). Within Pylochelinae  , it is easily recognized by the reduced, non-pigmented corneas and non-operculate chelipeds. Two species are recorded from the study areas, representing the most abundant pylochelids.