Stamps featuring the Philippine Crabs

2008, December 19.  Philippine Crabs (Newly Discovered)
Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.
Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 16  (4 x 4);  Souvenir Sheets of 2

Miniature Sheets of 16  (6,250)

7p   Goneplacid Crab
7p   Largo's Spider Crab
7p   Fuzzy Sponge Crab
7p   Daniele's Deepwater Porter Crab
Souvenir Sheets of 2  (6,500) (Priced at P50 each)

20p   Stimpson's Intricate  Spider Crab
20p   Spider Crab

 Designer/Graphic Artist:  Corazon T. Loza
Design Coordinators:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Corazon T. Loza, Marivene Manuel-Santos, Nena de Guzman
Designs: Photos provided by the National Museum courtesy of the following:

Corazon S. Alvina – Director of National Museum
Dr. Peter K.L. Ng – Director, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore
Dr. Tim – Yam Chan, Professor, Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University
Virgilio S. Palpal – latoc, Curator Chief, Zoology Division, National Museum
Marivene Manuel – Santos, Curator-in-Charge, Carcinology Section and Senior Research, Zoology Division, National Museum

Goneplacid Crab (Carcinoplax nana) – This dark-fingered goneplacid crab  inhabits  rocks and boulders to depths of 30 to 70 meters in Balicasag Island. [Photo: P. K. L. Ng]

Largo’s Spider Crab (Cyrtomaia largoi)  – This deep sea spider crab is characterised by many long sharp spines and long legs. This species was hauled out of the depths from over 400 meters. The species is named after the head of USC’s biology program, Dr Danilo Largo, and was described by Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges, an expert on the genus, from the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in Nouméa, New Caledonia. [Photo: T. Y. Chan] Read more


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