Australian Museum Journal Description of a new hermit crab (Calcinus imperialis), from Lord Howe Island

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(1): 48–51
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1901
Title:
Description of a new hermit crab (Calcinus imperialis), from Lord Howe Island
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Start page:
48
End page:
51
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1082
Language:
English
Plates:
plate ix
Date published:
29 March 1901
Cover date:
29 March 1901
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY; LORD HOWE ISLAND
Digitized:
23 October 2008
Available online:
13 November 2008
Reference number:
1082
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (85kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (676kb PDF)

Abstract

This fine handsome specics is fairly common at Lord Howe Island. It is generally found at or about low tide line, inhabiting the shells of Turbo imperialis, Gmelin. Numerous examples were obtained during the visit of Mr. R. Etheridge, Junr., Mr. J. A. Thorpe, and the writer, in 1887. These specimens appeared in the report on "Lord Howe Island: Its Zoology and Physical Characters," under the name of Galcinus elegans, Milne-Edwards, the error arising from a comparison with a wrongly named example in the collection. Since 1887 many specimens have been received from the same region, and about three years ago I obtained a living specimen at Maroubra Bay, near Sydney. During the visit of the "Thetis" to Lord Howe Island in March, 1898, Messrs. Etheridge and Waite secured six examples, two of which are selected for illustration and description.