Australian Museum Journal Deepwater decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia: brachyuran crabs

Shortform:
Griffin and Brown, 1976, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(11): 248–271
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.; Brown, Diane E.
Year published:
1976
Title:
Deepwater decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia: brachyuran crabs
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
11
Start page:
248
End page:
271
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1976.394
Language:
English
Date published:
26 August 1976
Cover date:
26 August 1976
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
394
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Fourteen species of crabs from the lower continental shelf and slope off eastern Australia are discussed. Included are two new species, one belonging to the homolid genus Homolochunia (which is also recorded from near New Caledonia) and one belonging to the cymonomid genus Cymonomus. The majids Cyrtomaia suhmi and Leptomithrax richardsonii the geryonid Geryon affinis and the goneplacid Litocheira kingsleyi are recorded from Australia for the first time. The new species are described and illustrated.

The deepwater crab fauna of eastern Australia as it is presently known is compared with that of other nearby areas in the Indo-West Pacific.