Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Volume 19

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Csiro Publishing, 2002 - Science - 656 pages
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The Malacostraca, a very large class of Crustacea, is being dealt with in four volumes in the Zoological Catalogue of Australia series. Volume 19.3B covers more than 1200 species of Australian crabs (Brachyura) and related groups such as hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, squat lobsters, mole crabs, and their ilk (Anomura). It is the first such attempt to list the Australian fauna since 1882.

All taxonomic groups down to families and subfamilies are fully diagnosed, and the latest literature discussing their status is reviewed and summarised, including genetic and larval studies where available. Full taxonomic information is provided for each species, listing the original literature as well as museum data on the original type specimens.

As much of the fauna is widespread beyond Australian shores, each species' listing indicates broad distributions both inside and outside Australian waters. Where possible, a short summary of known ecological data is given and there are references to key works that help identify the fauna at all taxonomic levels.

Features
* Provides the quality, detailed information on taxonomy and nomenclature that researchers have come to expect from the award-winning Zoological Catalogue of Australia series.
* Outlines distribution of species both inside and outside of Australian waters, and hence is widely applicable to nations bordering the Indian and Pacific oceans.
* Covers some 55 families, just under 450 genera and over 1200 valid species
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Anomura
23
Albuncidae
25
Chirostylidae
29
Coenobitidae
33
Diogenidae
36
Galathcidae
58
Hippidae
68
Inachinae
289
Inachoidinae
299
Majinae
301
Mithracinae
314
Pisinae
320
Planoterginae
332
Tychinae
334
Matutidae
336

Lithodidae
71
Lomisidae
74
Paguridae
76
Parapaguridae
87
Porcellanidae
94
Pylochelidae
109
Pylochelinae
111
12
112
Pylojacquesidae
113
Brachyura 1 15
115
Aethridae
117
Atelecyclidae
120
Calappidae
123
Camptandriidae
129
Cancridae
132
Carpiliidae
135
Corystidae
137
Cryptochiridae
140
Cyclodorippidae
144
Cyclodorippinae
146
Xcinostomatinae
147
Cymonomidae
148
Dairidae
150
Domed idae
152
Dorippidae
154
Dromiidae
157
Dynomenidae
167
Eriphiidae
170
Dacryopilumninae
173
Eriphiinae
174
Menippinae
176
Oziinae
179
Gecarcinidae
183
Geryonidae
187
Goneplacidae
189
Carcinoplacinae
193
Chasmocarcininae
196
Euryplacinae
198
Goneplacinae
200
Planopilumninae
201
Pseudoziinae
202
Grapsidae
204
Cyclograpsinae
207
Grapsinae
212
Sesarminae
220
Varuninae
228
Hexapodidae
231
Homolidae
233
Homolodromiidae
238
Hymenosomatidae
240
Latreilliidae
249
Leucosiidae
251
Cryptocneminae
254
Ebaliinae
256
Leucosiinae
262
Philyrinae
267
Majidae
276
Epialtinae
282
Mictyridae
340
Ocypodidae
343
Dotillinae
346
Heloecinae
348
Macrophthalminae
350
Ocypodinae
356
Palicidae
364
Crossotonotinae
366
Palicinae
369
Panopeidae
372
Eucratopsinae
374
Parathelphusidae
375
Parthenopidae
379
Cryptopodiinae
383
Daldorphiinae
385
Parthenopinae
386
Pilumnidae
391
Calmaniinae
396
Eumedoninae
398
Galeninae
405
Halimedinae
407
Pilumninae
409
Rhizopinae
422
Pinnotheridae
428
Pinnotherelinae
431
Pinnotherinae
432
Xenophthalminae
435
Plagusiidae
436
Portunidae
442
Caphyrinae
447
Carcininae
450
Carupinae
454
Podophthalminae
456
Polybiinae
458
Portuninae
462
Thalamitinae
471
Raninidae
484
Lyreidinae
487
Notopodinae
488
Ranininae
490
Raninoidinae
491
Trapeziidae
493
Trogloplacidae
503
Xanthidae
505
Actaeinae
509
Chlorodiinae
518
Cymoinae
527
Etisinae
529
Euxanthinae
533
Kraussiinae
538
Liomerinae
542
Polydectinae
546
Xanthinae
548
Zalasiinae
557
Zosiminae
561
Abbreviations and Symbols
569
Common Name Index
635
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About the author (2002)

Peter J.F. Davie is Senior Curator of Crustacea at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane and a past-president of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He has written nearly 60 scientific papers and has co-edited and contributed to a number of books. His research is currently centered on the taxonomy and classification of mangrove and other intertidal crabs.

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