CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 933000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Varunidae - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: Varunidae (shore crabs) - show full list
Common Name: shore crabs
Common Names List: shore crabs
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 708000     Order Decapoda - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 28 933901     Brachynotus spp.
28 933902     Cyclograpsus spp.
28 933903     Helograpsus spp.
28 933911     Hemigrapsus spp.
28 933904     Orcovita spp.
28 933905     Paragrapsus spp.
28 933906     Pseudograpsus spp.
28 933907     Pseudohelice spp.
28 933908     Thalassograpsus spp.
28 933909     Utica spp.
28 933910     Varuna spp.
Organism Type: a shore crab
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Scientific Name Notes:This family was at one time included in the Grapsidae but is now regarded as a distinct family.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Scientific Name
verified against
Ng, P.K.L. Guinot, D. Davie, P.J.F, 2008. Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant brachyuran crabs of the world., The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement, Vol. 17: 1-286.
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