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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

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Paragiopagurus fasciatus Lemaitre & Poupin, 2003 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Parapaguridae)

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Rafael LemaitreResearch Zoologist


  • Phone: 301-238-1181
  • Fax: 301-238-3361
  • E-mail: lemaitrr@si.edu


  • Mailing and Courier Delivery Address:
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746
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    Responsibilities: Curator of decapod Crustacea

    Education:
    Ph.D. 1986: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
    M.S. 1981: Florida International University.
    B.S. 1978: Fundación Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia.

    Research Interests: Systematics, taxomomy, zoogeography, and biology of decapod crustaceans, particularly Paguroidea (hermit crabs), worldwide.

    Professional Activities:
    Member of: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Biological Society of Washington, International Association of Astacology (2006–present), The Crustacean Society (member 1981–present), Carcinological Society of Japan, Brazilian Carcinological Society.

    Past–president, The Crustacean Society.

    "Correspondant", Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

    Editorial Board of: Acta Biológica Colombiana, Boletín del Insituto Oceanográfico de Venezuela, Universidad de Oriente, Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, Biota Colombiana.

    Honors: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Recent Publications:

    Poupin, Joseph and Lemaitre, Rafael 2014. Porcellanid crabs from Guadeloupe Island (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura), with an updated list of species from the Lesser Antilles. Zoosystema, 36(1): 5-27. doi:10.5252/z2014n1a1

    Bracken-Grissom, Heather, Cannon, Maren E., Cabezas, Patricia, Feldmann, Rodney M., Schweitzer, Carrie E., Ahyong, Shane T., Felder, Darryl L., Lemaitre, Rafael and Crandall, Keith A. 2013. A comprehensive and integrative reconstruction of evolutionary history for Anomura (Crustacea: Decapoda). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13: 128 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-128

    Richer, de F., Chan, T. Y., Corbari, L., Lemaitre, Rafael, Macpherson, E., Ahyong, Shane and Ng, Peter 2013. The MUSORSTOM-TDSB deep-sea benthos exploration program (1976-2012): An overview of crustacean discoveries and new perspectives on deep-sea zoology and biogeography. In: Ayhong, Shane, Chan, Tin-Yam, Corbari, Laure and Ng, Peter, Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 27.(Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle) pp.13-66.

    Lemaitre, Rafael 2013. The genus Paragiopagurus Lemaitre, 1996 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Paguroidea, Parapaguridae): A worldwide review and summary, with descriptions of five new species. In: Ayhong, Shane, Chan, Tin-Yam, Corbari, Laure and Ng, Peter, Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 27.(Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle) pp.311-421.

    Lemaitre, Rafael, Campos, Néstor H., Viloria Maestre, Efraín and Windsor, Amanda 2013. Discovery of an alien crab, Scylla serrata (Forsskål, 1775) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunidae), from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. BioInvasions Records, 2(4): 311-315. doi:10.3391/bir.2013.2.4.08

    Cardoso, Irene and Lemaitre, Rafael 2012. First Reports of Deep-Water Hermit Crabs Parapagurus Smith, 1879 (Decapoda, Parapaguridae) and Coelenterate Associates from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and South Atlantic. Crustaceana, 85(4-5): 591-600. doi:10.1163/156854012X634384

    Lemaitre, Rafael and Felder, Darryl L. 2012. A new species of the hermit crab genus Areopaguristes Rahayu & McLaughlin, 2010 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae) discovered in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef of Belize, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa, 3480: 67-79.

    Appeltans, Ward, Ahyong, Shane T, Anderson, Gary, Angel, Martin V, Artois, Tom, Bailly, Nicolas, Bamber, Roger, Barber, Anthony, Bartsch, Ilse, Berta, Annalisa, Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena, Bock, Phil, Boxshall, Geoff, Boyko, Christopher B, Brandão, Simone Nunes, Bray, Rod A, Bruce, Niel L, Cairns, Stephen D, Chan, Tin-Yam, Cheng, Lanna, Collins, Allen G, Cribb, Thomas, Curini-Galletti, Marco, Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid, Davie, Peter J F., et al 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology, 22(23): 2189-2202. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036

    Lemaitre, Rafael and Felder, Darryl L. 2011. A new genus of Paguridae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) for a new species from the tropical eastern Pacific and Pagurus longimanus Wass, 1963 from the tropical western Atlantic. Zootaxa, 3125: 39-50.

    Lemaitre, R., Tudge, Christopher C. and McLaughlin, P. A. 2010. Preliminary study of the preungual process in the Paguroidea, with emphasis on the Paguridae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura). Nauplius, 18(1): 13-23.

    McLaughlin, Patsy A., Lemaitre, Rafael and Crandall, Keith A. 2010. Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea). Part 3, Aegloidea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, supplement, 23: 131-137.

    McLaughlin, Patsy A., Komai, Tomoyuki, Lemaitre, Rafael and Rahayu, Dwi Listyo 2010. Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea). Part 1, Lithodoidea, Lomisoidea and Paguroidea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, supplement, 23: 5-107.

    Lemaitre, Rafael 2010. A new species of Micropagurus McLaughlin, 1986 (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae) from French Polynesia. Crustaceana Monographs, 14: 379-388.

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