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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 852008 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Conchoecetes conchifera   (Haswell, 1882)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 852 Dromiidae (sponge crabs) - show full list
Common Name: [a shell-carrying crab]
Organism Type: a shell-carrying crab
Synonyms: Conchoecetes artificiosus (mis-identification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 852903     Conchoecetes spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [19] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This endemic Australian species has previously been confused with Conchoecetes artificiosus, which is now regarded as restricted to the northern Indian Ocean.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland K2040611

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-03-02
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: McLay, C.L., Hosie, A., 2012. Another shell-carrying dromiid crab, Desmodromia tranterae McLay, 2001, from the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia and observations of shell-aquisition behaviour of Conchoecetes artificiosus (Fabricius, 1798) (Decapoda, Bracyura, Dromiidae)., Crustaceana Monographs, Vol. 17: 183-196.
Scientific Name
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McLay, C.L., Naruse, T., 2019. Revision of the shell-carrying crab genus Conchoecetes Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dromiidae)., Zootaxa, Vol. 4706(1): 1-47. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4706.1.1
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