Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Naxia tumida (Dana, 1852)

Little Seaweed Crab

  • Halimus tumidus 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 [115 pl. 4 figs 2a-g].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) USNM (presumed lost), shores of New South Wales.




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Low intertidal, rocky shore, shallow subtidal.


General References

Balss, H. 1935. Brachyura of the Hamburg Museum Expedition to South-Western Australia, 1905. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 21: 113-151, text-figs 1-3 pl. 13 [121]


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)