CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Malacostraca (class)  »  Decapoda (order)  »  Scyllaridae (family)

CAAB Code: 28 821008 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Thenus australiensis    Burton & Davie, 2007
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca
Family: Scyllaridae (shovel-nosed and slipper lobsters) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: Sand Bug

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Occurrence locations [1174] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Recent Synonyms: Thenus orientalis
Common Names List: wide-eye shovelnose lobster
sand bug
Organism Type: a shovel-nosed or slipper lobster
Taxon Notes:This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 700002 (FISHLIST 700002).
Scientific Name Notes:This species has previously been confused with T. orientalis, which is now regarded as not occurring in Australia. The species are very difficult to separate using morphological characters. See Burton & Davie (2007).
Parent Codes
(if any)
28 821903
Cleveland (CSIRO) K2042001
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2019-01-11 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Davie, P.J.F., 2002. Crustacea: Malacostraca: Phyllocarida, Hoplocarida, Eucarida (Part 1). In: Wells, A. Houston, W.W.K., Editors, Zoological Catalogue of Australia., 19.3A. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 551pp.
Scientific Name
verified against
Burton, T.E. Davie, P.J.F., 2007. A revision of the shovel-nosed lobsters of the genus Thenus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Scyllaridae), with descriptions of three new species., Zootaxa, Vol. 1429: 1-38.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jan-1997 00:00 by Gordon Yearsley, CSIRO Taxonomy Group - FRDC project
Record modified on 8-Oct-2018 10:37 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add common name
Modification history:
01-OCT-1999: Code updated from interim to new systematic code (Tony Rees)
05-OCT-1999: Marketing name added (Tony Rees)
14-FEB-2001: add FAO name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
02-OCT-2001: add Cleveland number (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
17-SEP-2002: add references (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
28-MAY-2007: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: orientalis)
 (previous authority: (Lund))
 (previous publication year: 1793)
08-OCT-2018: add common name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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