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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Short Form
Haig and Ball, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(3): 151–196
Author
Janet Haig; Eldon E. Ball
Year
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
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22 January 2009
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
153
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