Marin I.N.1, Ng P.K.L.2, Anosov S.E.3 2015. A new record of the Japanese Longhorn decorator crab Chorilia japonica (Miers, 1879) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Epialtidae) in the western part of Bering Sea — the first record of the species and genus for Russian waters // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.24. No.2: 185–188 [in English].

1 A.N. Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Leninsky prosp., 33, Moscow, 119071, Russia. Email: ,

2 Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, 117543, Singapore. Email:

3 Russian Federal Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography, V. Krasnoselskaya str., 17, Moscow, 107140, Russia. E-mail:,

KEY WORDS. Crustacea, Decapoda, Epialtidae, Chorilia, new record, Bering Sea, Northern Hemisphere, Russia.

ABSTRACT. A male specimen of Chorilia japonica (Miers, 1879) (Crustacea, Brachyura, Epialtidae) was collected in the Bering Sea, southwest of Navarin Cape, at the depth of 283–298 m. This represents the first record of the genus Chorilia Dana, 1851 for Russia and is the most northern record of the genus in north-western Pacific; and is a range extension of more than 3000 km for the species. The specimen is diagnosed and the taxonomy of the genus discussed.

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