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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Malacostraca (class)  »  Amphipoda (order)  »  Podoceridae (family)

CAAB Code: 28 548010 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Podocerus brasilensis   (Dana, 1853)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 548 Podoceridae (amphipods) - show full list
Common Name: [an amphipod]
Organism Type: an amphipod
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Special purpose listing - see taxon notes
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 548904     Podocerus spp.
Taxon Notes:This is a wide-spread species associated with hull fouling, originally described from Brazil, and may have been introduced to many areas by shipping. This species is not currently known from Australian waters - previous Australian records of this species (eg Kilgallen, 2009) were mis-identifications of the native species Podocerus lobatus, see Hughes, 2013.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-21
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Kilgallen, N.M., 2009. Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Podoceridae., Zootaxa, Vol. 2260: 841-860.
Scientific Name
verified against
Hughes, L.E., 2013. Podoceridae of tropical Australia (Peracarida: Amphipoda)., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 65(1): 1-37.
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