Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Coenobita brevimanus Dana, 1852

  • Coenobita clypeata brevimanus Dana, J.D. 1852. Crustacea, Part 1. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U. S. N. 13(1): 1-685 [473 pl. 30 fig. 4b].
    Type data:
     Status unknown, (probably lost), Balabac Passage.
  • Coenobita hilgendorfi Terao, A. 1913. A catalogue of hermit-crabs found in Japan (Paguridea excluding Lithodidae), with descriptions of four new species. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses 8: 355-391 [388].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) whereabouts unknown 5 6, Botel Tobago Island, Formosa [Taiwan].


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Haig, J. & Ball, E.E. 1988. Hermit crabs from north Australian and eastern Indonesian waters (Crustacea Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea) collected during the 1975 Alpha Helix Expedition. Records of the Australian Museum 40(3): 151-196 [156]



Extra Distribution Information

NE Herald Cay; Indo-west Pacific Oceans.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Ecological Descriptors

Nocturnal, supratidal, terrestrial.

Extra Ecological Information

Shelters under logs and litter during day.


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)
24-Apr-2012 24-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)