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.

 
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Short Form
Stephenson and Rees, 1968, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(13): 285–298
Author
W. Stephenson; M. Rees
Year
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
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09 December 2008
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
447
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