CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 852008 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Conchoecetes conchifera    (Haswell, 1882)
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Dromiidae (sponge crabs) - show full list
Common Name: [a shell-carrying crab]
Recent Synonyms: Conchoecetes artificiosus (mis-identification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 852903     Conchoecetes spp.
Organism Type: a shell-carrying crab
Taxon Notes:This endemic Australian species has previously been confused with Conchoecetes artificiosus, which is now regarded as restricted to the northern Indian Ocean.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland (CSIRO) K2040611
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-03-02
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: McLay, C.L. Hosie, A., 2012. Another shell-carrying dromiid crab, Desmodromia tranterae McLay, 2001, from the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia and observations of shell-aquisition behaviour of Conchoecetes artificiosus (Fabricius, 1798) (Decapoda, Bracyura, Dromiidae)., Crustaceana Monographs, Vol. 17: 183-196.
Scientific Name
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McLay, C.L. Naruse, T., 2019. Revision of the shell-carrying crab genus Conchoecetes Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dromiidae)., Zootaxa, Vol. 4706(1): 1-47. .
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