Australian Museum Journal Deep-water decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia: lobsters of the families Nephropidae, Palinuridae, Polychelidae and Scyllaridae

Shortform:
Griffin and Stoddart, 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus. 47(3): 231–263
Author(s):
Griffin, D. J. G.; Stoddart, H. E.
Year published:
1995
Title:
Deep-water decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia: lobsters of the families Nephropidae, Palinuridae, Polychelidae and Scyllaridae
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Start page:
231
End page:
263
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.47.1995.239
Language:
English
Date published:
01 December 1995
Cover date:
01 December 1995
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA
Digitized:
01 June 2009
Reference number:
239
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (104kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6471kb PDF)

Abstract

Twenty-three species of deep-water lobsters in the families Nephropidae, Palinuridae, Polychelidae and Scyllaridae are recorded from the continental shelf and slope off eastern Australia. Ten species and two genera have not been previously recorded from Australia. These are Acanthacaris tenuimana, Projasus parkeri, Polycheles baccatus, P. euthrix, P. granulatus, Stereomastis andamanensis, S. helleri, S. sculpta, S. suhmi and Willemoesia bonaspei. The deep-water lobster fauna of eastern Australia is compared with those of other Indo-Pacific areas. A key is given to all deep-water lobster species recorded from Australian waters.