Australian Museum Journal Notes on the taxonomy and zoogeography of the Tasmanian grapsid and ocypodid crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura)

Shortform:
Griffin, 1969, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(18): 323–347
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.
Year published:
1969
Title:
Notes on the taxonomy and zoogeography of the Tasmanian grapsid and ocypodid crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
27
Issue:
18
Start page:
323
End page:
347
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1969.452
Language:
English
Date published:
18 April 1969
Cover date:
18 April 1969
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
09 December 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
452
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (102kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2104kb PDF)

Abstract

Seven of the eleven species of shore crabs of the families Grapsidae and Ocypodidae occurring in Tasmania are considered; synonymies, detailed locality lists and comments on previous work are given; the remaining four species have been recently discussed in detail elsewhere by Campbell and Griffin (1966). The sesarmine Paragrapsus laevis (Dana) is recorded definitely from Tasmania for the first time. The status of this species and of Leptograpsodes octodentatus (H. Milne Edwards) is discussed. The zoogeographical relations of the Tasmanian grapsid and ocypodid fauna are considered.

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