Australian Museum Journal The Endeavour and other Australian Museum collections of portunid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae)

Shortform:
Stephenson and Rees, 1968, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(13): 285–298
Author(s):
Stephenson, W.; Rees, M.
Year published:
1968
Title:
The Endeavour and other Australian Museum collections of portunid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
27
Issue:
13
Start page:
285
End page:
298
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1968.447
Language:
English
Plates:
plate 43
Date published:
27 August 1968
Cover date:
27 August 1968
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
09 December 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
447
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EndNote file
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Portunids collected in 1909–1914 by the Fishery Investigation Ship Endeavour, held in the Australian Museum and not previously reported upon, are listed. Additional material collected by the Endeavour and held in the Mortensen collection, Zoologiske Museum, Copenhagen, is also listed. Specimens include a new State record of Nectocarcinus spinifrons Stephenson.

Two new species of Caphyra are described, C. curtipes n.sp. and C. holocarinata n.sp., and a third species is recognized as new, C. carinata nom. nov. Colour notes are given on Charybdis yaldwyni.

Caphyra unidentata is added to the Australian fauna, and new State records are given for Macropipus corrugatus, Caphyra yookadai, Portunus pseudoargentatus, Thalamita crenata, and T. parvidens. The distributions of Charybdis truncate and Portunus orbitosinus on the eastern Australian coast are extended. Portunus gladiator is recorded from Ceylon.