CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 803902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Callianassa spp.   
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca
Family: Callianassidae (ghost shrimps or marine yabbies) - show full list
Common Name: [a ghost shrimp or marine yabby]
Organism Type: a ghost shrimp or marine yabby
Taxon Notes:This genus has been used as a "catch-all" taxon in the past, and most species currently included in it are predominantly Atlantic in distribution. Species from Australia and nearby regions previously placed here are now placed in other genera, and any taxa from this region placed in this genus need to be re-examined to determine their correct placement. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Parent Codes: 28 803921     Callianassidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 28 803031     Callianassa sp. MoV 4961
28 803032     Callianassa sp. MoV 4962
28 803033     Callianassa sp. MoV 4963
28 803034     Callianassa sp. MoV 4966
99 280321     Callianassa sp. 1
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Sakai, K., 2011. Axoidea of the world and a reconsideration of the Callianassoidea (Decapoda, Thalassinidea, Callianassida)., Crustaceana Monographs, Vol. 13: 1-616.
Scientific Name
verified against
Poore, G.C.B. Dworschak, P.C. Robles, R. Mantelatto, F.L. Felder, D.L., 2019. A new classification of Callianassidae and related families (Crustacea: Decapoda: Axiidea) derived from a molecular phylogeny with morphological support., Memoirs of Museum Victoria, Vol. 78: 73-146. .

Record details

Record entered on 5-Oct-2012 00:00 by Tony Rees
Record modified on 9-Dec-2019 13:22 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add taxon note
Modification history:
28-JUN-2018: add reference (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
09-DEC-2019: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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