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PSU and NUS researchers discover new freshwater crab species “Todaeng Vampire crab” in Narathiwat

    A team of researchers described and named a new freshwater crab species: Geosesarma todaeng. Mr. Pun Yeesin, researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology; Mr. Rueangrit Promdam, scientist at Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum; in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Peter Ng from Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, chose the name as a reference to the place where this species was found: Ban To Daeng, Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat province. Previously, two genera of this crab were reported in Thailand, namely G. krathing from Chanthaburi province, and G. serenei from Nakhon Si Thammarat province.