Australian Museum Journal Swimming crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae) from One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Queensland

Shortform:
Griffin, 1969, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(19): 349–354
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.
Year published:
1969
Title:
Swimming crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae) from One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Queensland
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
27
Issue:
19
Start page:
349
End page:
354
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1969.453
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 47–49
Date published:
21 March 1969
Cover date:
21 March 1969
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA
Digitized:
09 December 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
453
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (108kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1387kb PDF)

Abstract

Two species of portunid swimming crab, Charybdis (Goniosupradens) obtusifrons Leene and Thalamitoides quadridens A. Milne Edwards, are recorded from Australia for the first time and a species of Portunus considered to belong to P. longispinosus (Dana) is recorded from Australia for the second time; the status of Australian specimens of this species is discussed. The ecological distribution on One Tree Island of these three species and eight other portunids collected in 1966 and 1967 by Australian Museum expeditions is briefly discussed.

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