Australian Museum Journal Hermit crabs from north Australian and eastern Indonesian waters (Crustacea Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea) collected during the 1975 Alpha Helix Expedition

Shortform:
Haig and Ball, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(3): 151–196
Author(s):
Haig, Janet; Ball, Eldon E.
Year published:
1988
Title:
Hermit crabs from north Australian and eastern Indonesian waters (Crustacea Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea) collected during the 1975 Alpha Helix Expedition
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Start page:
151
End page:
196
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.153
Language:
English
Date published:
16 December 1988
Cover date:
16 December 1988
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; INDONESIA
Digitized:
22 January 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
153
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Fifty-two species of hermit crabs of the families Coenobitidae, Diogenidae and Paguridae were collected in the Arafura Sea and in Maluku (Moluccas), Indonesia. Five of these species were previously unrecorded from the Arafura Sea and Torres Strait. At the Banda Islands, where the major part of the collecting was done, 34 out of 37 species are reported for the first time. The collection included 18 new records for Seram and 14 for Saparua. Four new species are described from Maluku. Live colour notes and information on natural history are presented for most of the species in the collection, and associations are noted with anemones, rhizocephalans, cirolanid and parasitic isopods, copepods, a shrimp and a polychaete.

This paper is Contribution 428 of the Allan Hancock Foundation.

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