Abstract

Fourteen species of crabs from the lower continental shelf and slope off eastern Australia are discussed. Included are two new species, one belonging to the homolid genus Homolochunia (which is also recorded from near New Caledonia) and one belonging to the cymonomid genus Cymonomus. The majids Cyrtomaia suhmi and Leptomithrax richardsonii the geryonid Geryon affinis and the goneplacid Litocheira kingsleyi are recorded from Australia for the first time. The new species are described and illustrated.

The deepwater crab fauna of eastern Australia as it is presently known is compared with that of other nearby areas in the Indo-West Pacific.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Griffin and Brown, 1976, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(11): 248–271
Author
D. J. G. Griffin; Diane E. Brown
Year
1976
Title
Deepwater decapod Crustacea from eastern Australia: brachyuran crabs
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
30
Issue
11
Start Page
248
End Page
271
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1976.394
Language
English
Date Published
26 August 1976
Cover Date
26 August 1976
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
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Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
394
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