Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Etisus dentatus (Herbst, 1785)

  • Cancer dentatus Herbst, J.F.W. 1785. Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse nebst einer Systematischen Beischreibung ihrer Verschieden Arten. Berlin & Stralsund Vol. 1 Pt 6 pp. 183–206 pls 10–13. [published from 1782–1804] [186 pl. 11 fig. 66].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMB (presumed lost, not located by Sakai, K. 1999. J. F. W. Herbst-Collection of decapod Crustacea of the Berlin Zoological Museum, with remarks on certain species. Naturalists, Tokushima Biological Laboratory, Shikoku University 6: 1–45 pls 1–21 [40]), locality unknown.
  • Cancer poiae Curtiss, A. 1938. A Short Zoology of Tahiti in the Society Islands. New York : Self-published i-xvi, 193 pp. [177].


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Ng, P.K.L., Eldredge, L.G. & Evenhuis, N.L. 2011. The names of decapod and stomatopod Crustacea from Tahiti, French Polynesia, established by Anthony Curtis in 1938 and 1944. Zootaxa 3099: 43-56 [45 (Table 1), 53]




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west central Pacific Oceans (East Africa to Japan and Hawai'i).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, rock reef, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth 10 to 30 m.


General References

Serène, R. 1984. Crustacés Décapodes Brachyoures de l'Océan Indien occidental et de la Mer Rouge. Xanthoidea: Xanthidae et Trapeziidae. Avec un addendum par Crosnier, A.: Carpilliidae et Menippidae. Faune Tropicale 24: 1-400 figs A-C, 1-243 pls 1-48 [225] (full synonymy)


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)
04-Jun-2012 04-Jun-2012 MOVED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)