The shallow water squat lobster genus Lauriea Baba, 1971 is reported for the first time from Taiwan. The three specimens collected from Kenting, southern Taiwan belong to Lauriea siagiani Baba, 1994. Lauriea siagiani is very distinctive by its striking coloration and having dense long plumose setae on the body. Its report in Taiwan fills the gap of geographical distribution of this species from Indonesia to Japan.
Lin, Chia-Wei; Kuo, Pi-Hsien; and Chan, Tin-Yam
"FIRST RECORD OF THE HAIRY SQUAT LOBSTER GENUS LAURIEA BABA, 1971 (CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA: ANOMURA: GALATHEIDAE) FROM KENTING, SOUTHERN TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 21:
7, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol21/iss7/2