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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report
Animalia (kingdom) » Arthropoda (phylum) » Malacostraca (class) » Decapoda (order) » Portunidae (family)
|CAAB Code:||28 911120|
Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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|Taxon Notes:||This wide-spread Indo-Pacific species is currently only known in Australia from the Darwin area in the Northern Territory - it is NOT the very similar Australian commercial Blue Swimmer Crab that is found and fished in most mainland states, which is now called Portunus armatus. Records of this species from New Zealand are also all referable to P. armatus. See Lai, Ng & Davie (2010) for descriptions and differences.|
|Record source:||Lai, J.C.Y., Ng, P.K.L., Davie, P.J.F., 2010. A revision of the Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) species complex (Crustacea: Brachyura: Portunidae), with the recognition of four species., The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Vol. 58(2): 199-237.|
|Scientific Name |
|Spiridonov, V.A., Neretina, T.V., Schepetov, D., 2014. Morphological characterization and molecular phylogeny of Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815 (Crustacea Brachyura): Implications for understanding evolution of swimming capacity and revision of the family-level classification., Zoologischer Anzeiger, Vol. 253: 404-429. . dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcz.2014.03.003 doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2014.03.003|