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
Family: Chasmocarcinidae (crabs) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: [a crab]

Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Recent Synonyms: Megaesthesius sagedae (mis-identification)
Organism Type: a crab
Taxon Notes:This species was originally identified as Megaesthesius sagedae - the latter is currently not recorded from Australian waters.
Parent Codes
(if any)
28 919904
Museum of Victoria 5092
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-06-21 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
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.

Record details

Record entered on 2-Oct-2008 09:59 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 21-Jan-2016 10:09 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add MoV number
Modification history:
02-OCT-2008: created (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
14-APR-2014: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: sagedae)
 (previous authority: Rathbun)
 (previous publication year: 1909)
21-JAN-2016: add MoV number (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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