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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Whitelegge, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(1): 48–51
Author
T. Whitelegge
Year
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
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23 October 2008
Available Online
13 November 2008
Reference Number
1082
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