CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 885011 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Rhynchoplax magnetica    Komai & Poore, 2016
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca
Family: Hymenosomatidae (false spider crabs) - show full list
Common Name: [a flat spider crab]
Recent Synonyms: Halicarcinus hondai (mis-identification)
Organism Type: a flat spider crab
Taxon Notes:This Australian species was previously mis-identified as the Japanese species R. hondai (as Halicarcinus hondai).

World Register of Marine Species    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Lucas, J.S., 1980. Spider crabs of the family Hymenosomatidae (Crustacea; Brachyura) with particular reference to Australian species: systematica and biology., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 33(4): 148-247.
Scientific Name
verified against
Komai, T. Poore, G.C.B., 2016. Resurrection of Rhynchoplax Stimpson, 1858, with the description of two new species from Japan and Australia., Zootaxa, Vol. 4093(4): 515-524.

Record details

Record entered on 28-Feb-2002 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 23-Jun-2016 12:38 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update name
Modification history:
23-JUN-2016: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous genus name: Halicarcinus)
 (previous species name: hondai)
 (previous authority: (Takeda & Miyake))
 (previous publication year: 1971)
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