Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Alpheus rapacida de Man, 1908

  • Alpheus rapacida de Man, J.G. 1908. Diagnoses of new species of Macrurous decapod Crustacea from the "Siboga-Expedition" III. Notes from the Leyden Museum 30(14): 98-112 [105].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMA , Indonesia: Ruma Kuda Bay, Roma Island; Saleh Bay.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west central Pacific Oceans (South Africa to Indonesia, Vietnam, and east to Hawai'i), Mediterranean coast of Israel.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, rock reef, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Burrows into sandy to muddy bottoms, forms commensal relationship with gobiid fishes, depths to 56 m.


General References

Banner, D.M. & Banner, A.H. 1982. The alpheid shrimp of Australia. Part III: The remaining alpheids, principally the genus Alpheus, and the family Ogyrididae. Records of the Australian Museum 34(1): 1-357 figs 1-95 [160] (Australian records)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Jul-2013 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)