CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 919003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Megaesthesius westralia    Davie, 2013
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Chasmocarcinidae (crabs) - show full list
Common Name: [a crab]
Recent Synonyms: Megaesthesius sagedae (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 919904     Megaesthesius spp.
Organism Type: a crab
Taxon Notes:This species was originally identified as Megaesthesius sagedae - the latter is currently not recorded from Australian waters.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Museum of Victoria 5092
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-21
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Poore, G.C.B. McCallum, A.W. Taylor, J, 2008. Decapod Crustacea of the continental margin of southwestern and central Western Australia: preliminary identifications of 524 species from FRV Southern Surveyor voyage SS10-2005., Museum Victoria Science Report, Vol. 11: 1-106.
Scientific Name
verified against
Davie, P.J.F., 2013. A new species of Megaesthesius Rathbun, 1909 (Crustacea: Bachyura: Chasmocarcinidae) from deep water off Western Australia., Zootaxa, Vol. 3647(3): 470-478.
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