Australian Museum Journal Redescriptions of the Australian majid spider crabs Leptomithrax gaimardii (H. Milne Edwards) and Paramithrax barbicornis (Latreille)

Shortform:
Griffin, 1963, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(4): 131–143
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.
Year published:
1963
Title:
Redescriptions of the Australian majid spider crabs Leptomithrax gaimardii (H. Milne Edwards) and Paramithrax barbicornis (Latreille)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Start page:
131
End page:
143
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1963.672
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 6–7
Date published:
01 November 1963
Cover date:
01 November 1963
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA
Digitized:
07 April 2009
Available online:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
672
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (110kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2231kb PDF)

Abstract

Paramithrax gaimardii H. Milne Edwards, 1834, is redescribed and figured from photographs of the holotype. It is regarded as a species of Leptomithrax Miers, 1876, conspecific with L. australiensis Miers, 1876, and L. spinulosus Haswell, 1880. Paramithrax barbicornis (Latreille, 1825) is also redescribed and figured and is considered synonymous with Gonatorhynchus tumidus Haswell, 1880, following Balss (1929). This species was designated as the type of the genus Paramithrax H. Milne Edwards, 1834, by Desmarest (1858) and the genus Gonatorhynchus Haswell, 1880, is consequently reduced to synonymy with Paramithrax.

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