CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 911009 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Carcinus maenas    (Linnaeus, 1758)
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca
Family: Portunidae (swimmer crabs) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: European green crab
Distribution: There is no distribution data for this taxa.
Common Names List: European green crab
green crab
European shore crab
shore crab
European crab
Organism Type: a crab
Taxon Notes:This European species is an accidental introduction into Australian waters.
Parent Codes
(if any)
28 911907
ITIS (USA) 98734 view at ITIS
Museum of Victoria 1658
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2019-01-11 view at WoRMS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Davie, P.J.F., 2002. Crustacea: Malacostraca: Eucarida (Part 2): Decapoda - Anomura, Brachyura. In: Wells, A. Houston, W.W.K., Editors, Zoological Catalogue of Australia., 19.3B. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 641pp.
Scientific Name
verified against
Huisiman, J.M. Jones, D.S. Wells, F.E. Burton, T., 2008. Introduced marine biota in Western Australian waters., Records of the Western Australian Museum, Vol. 25: 1-44.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jun-2000 15:29 by Tony Rees
Record modified on 29-Jul-2015 12:27 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add MoV number
Modification history:
01-JUN-2000: initial details entered (Tony Rees)
29-OCT-2002: add taxon note, references (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
12-OCT-2011: updated (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
29-JUL-2015: add MoV number (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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