Supporting data for "A micro X-ray computed tomography dataset of South African hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea)"

Dataset type: Imaging
Data released on March 06, 2018

Landschoff J; Du Plessis A; Griffiths CL (2018): Supporting data for "A micro X-ray computed tomography dataset of South African hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea)" GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100364

DOI10.5524/100364

Along with the conventional deposition of physical types at natural history museums, the deposition of three-dimensional (3D) image data has been proposed for rare and valuable museum specimens, such as irreplaceable type material. Micro computed tomography (μCT) scan data of five hermit crab species from South Africa, two of rare specimens, three of holotypic specimens, and two of selected paratypes, depicted main identification characters of calcified body parts. However, low image contrasts, especially in larger (>50 mm total length) specimens did not allow sufficient 3D reconstructions of weakly calcified or fine characters, such as soft tissue of the pleon, mouthparts, gills, or of the setation. Reconstructions of soft tissue were sometimes possible, depending on individual sample and scanning characteristics. The raw data of seven scans are publicly available for download from the GigaDB repository.





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LANDSCHOFF, J., & RAHAYU, D. L. (2018). A new species of the hermit crab genus Diogenes (Crustacea: Decapoda: Diogenidae) from the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Zootaxa, 4379(2), 268. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.7





Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Cancellus_macrothrix-1None assignedNone assignedNone assigned Description:diogenid hermit crab, specimen with bo...
Specimen voucher:SAMC MB-A066204
Species-a:Cancellus macrothrix
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Diogenes_albimanus_f_holotype1127697  Diogenes albimanus Description:diogenid hermit crab, ovigerous female...
Specimen voucher:SAMC MB-A066353
Sex:female
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Goreopagurus_poorei_m1377936  Goreopagurus poorei Description:pagurid hermit crab
Specimen voucher:USNM 1292090
Sex:male
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Pagurus_species_f_paratype6746hermit crabs Pagurus Description:pagurid hermit crab, paratype
Specimen voucher:SAMC MB-A066770
Sex:female
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Pagurus_species_m_holotype6746hermit crabs Pagurus Description:pagurid hermit crab, holotype
Specimen voucher:SAMC MB-A066790
Sex:male
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Paragiopagurus_atkinsonae_f_paratype941210  Paragiopagurus atkinsonae Description:parapagurid hermit crab in zoanthid ca...
Specimen voucher:SAMC MB-A066812
Sex:female
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Paragiopagurus_atkinsonae_m_holotype941210  Paragiopagurus atkinsonae Description:parapagurid hermit crab, holotype
Specimen voucher:USNH 1292083
Sex:male
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Displaying 1-7 of 7 Sample(s).




File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Pagurus_species_f_paratypeImageTAR5.1 GB2017-11-01
Diogenes_albimanus_f_holotypeImageSTL45.8 MB2017-11-01
Diogenes_albimanus_f_holotypeImageTAR448.54 MB2017-11-01
Pagurus_species_f_paratypeImageSTL85.34 MB2017-11-01
Goreopagurus_poorei_mImageSTL18.44 MB2017-11-01
Goreopagurus_poorei_mImageTAR265.55 MB2017-11-01
Goreopagurus_poorei_mImageTAR1.05 GB2017-11-01
Cancellus_macrothrixImageTAR893.92 MB2017-11-01
Pagurus_species_m_holotypeImageSTL39.77 MB2017-11-01
Paragiopagurus_atkinsonae_f_paratypeImageSTL133.63 MB2017-11-01
Displaying 1-10 of 46 File(s).
Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
South African National Biodiversity Institute Kerry Sink Grant No. 86363 Seakeys Foundational Biodiversity Knowledge and Information Research Funding Program
National Research Foundation (NRF, South Africa) Kerry Sink Grant No. 86363 Seakeys Foundational Biodiversity Knowledge and Information Research Funding Program
Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa Kerry Sink Grant No. 86363 Seakeys Foundational Biodiversity Knowledge and Information Research Funding Program

3D Models:

Date Action
March 6, 2018 Dataset publish
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample updated : Pagurus_species_f_paratype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Pagurus_fraserorum_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Sample updated : Pagurus_species_m_holotype
March 13, 2018 Link added : https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.7
March 13, 2018 Link updated : http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.79.2.7
March 13, 2018 Link updated : https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4379.2.7
March 13, 2018 Link updated : http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.7
March 13, 2018 Manuscript Link added : http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zoota
March 13, 2018 Manuscript Link removed : http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zoota
March 13, 2018 Link removed : http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.7
March 13, 2018 Manuscript Link added : 10.11646/zoota
March 13, 2018 Manuscript Link updated : 10.11646/zootaxa.4379.2.7