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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 28 880913 show as JSON
Scientific Name
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Rank: Family
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 880 Inachidae (spider crabs) - show full list
Common Name: spider crabs
Organism Type: a spider crab
Synonyms: Majidae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 28 880000     Majidae & related families
Child Codes: 28 880918     Achaeus spp.
28 880921     Camposcia spp.
28 880926     Cyrtomaia spp.
28 880927     Dorhynchus spp.
28 880928     Dumea spp.
28 880930     Ephippias spp.
28 880934     Grypachaeus spp.
28 880944     Litosus spp.
28 880946     Macropodia spp.
28 880955     Oncinopus spp.
28 880960     Paratymolus spp.
28 880963     Physachaeus spp.
28 880967     Platymaia spp.
28 880968     Pleistacantha spp.
28 880988     Pleisticanthoides spp.
28 880970     Prosphoracheus spp.
28 880980     Sunipea spp.
28 880986     Vitjazmaia spp.
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 as a subfamily in the Majidae, but is now regarded as a distinct family.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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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.
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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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