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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 799902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Infraorder
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 799 (slow prawns) - show full list
Common Name: slow prawns
Common Names List: mud yabbies
ghost shrimps
Organism Type: a slow prawn
Synonyms: Infraorder Thalassinidea
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 799000     Infraorders Axiidea, Gebiidea
Taxon Notes:This group was previously included under the old name Thalassinidea, which has recently been shown to be polyphyletic. Gebiidea includes the following families:- Axianassidae, Laomediidae, Thalassinidae and Upogebiidae. See Poore et al, 2014. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
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