Australian Museum Journal Galatheidea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura) collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour

Shortform:
Haig, 1973, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(14): 269–289
Author(s):
Haig, Janet
Year published:
1973
Title:
Galatheidea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura) collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
28
Issue:
14
Start page:
269
End page:
289
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1973.411
Language:
English
Date published:
13 February 1973
Cover date:
13 February 1973
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA
Digitized:
02 February 2009
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
411
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (90kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2731kb PDF)

Abstract

Eleven species of Galatheidae and five of Porcellanidae are reported from the collections of the Endeavour off the Australian coast. Munida elegantissima De Man, M. japonica Stimpson, M. microps Alcock, and Galathea balssi Miyake and Baba are reported from Australia for the first time, and the latter two species are illustrated. Galathea whiteleggii Grant and McCulloch, an Australian species not collected by the Endeavour, is illustrated and compared with the closely related G. balssi. Earlier Australian records of the other 12 Endeavour species are cited, and range extensions are established for eight of them. Keys to the known Australian species of Munida and eastern Australian species of Galathea are presented.