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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:755da765-8296-4a92-9353-eb0e06aa9641

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Leptomithrax gaimardii
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Port Phillip Marine Life

Online resources

Citizen Science
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
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Port Phillip Marine Life
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – marine invertebrates
Brief description: Carapace round, seaweed attached to body.
Description : Carapace rounded and red-brown. Seaweed sometimes attached to body. Up to 16 cm wide (carapace).
Biology : Giant Spider Crabs form large groups when breeding, often more than one hundred crabs to a group.
Habitat: Seaweed, reef and sand areas, to depth of 820 m.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Colours: red brown
Distribution: Southern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Deep (>30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Dr Joanne Taylor, Dr Gary CB Poore / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Leptomithrax gaimardii

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Paramithrax gaimardii Milne Edwards, 1834 Milne Edwards, 1834 Milne Edwards, 1834
Published in: Milne Edwards, H. 1834. Histoire naturelle des Crustacés, comprenant l'anatomie, la physiologie et la classification de ces Animaux Paris : Librairie encyclopédique de Roret Vol. 1 pp. xxxv 468
Leptomithrax australiensis Miers, 1876 Miers, 1876 Miers, 1876
Published in: Miers, E.F. 1876. Descriptions of some new species of Crustacea, chiefly from New Zealand. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Vol. 17 pp. 218-229
Leptomithrax spinulosus Haswell, 1880 Haswell, 1880 Haswell, 1880
Published in: Haswell, W.A. 1880. On the Australian Brachyura Oxyrhyncha. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 4 pp. 431-458 pls 25-27

Common Names

Common name Source
Great Spider Crab
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Giant Spider Crab
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
CRUSTACEA
class
MALACOSTRACA
subclass
EUMALACOSTRACA
superorder
EUCARIDA
order
DECAPODA
suborder
PLEOCYEMATA
infraorder
BRACHYURA
section
EUBRACHYURA
superfamily
MAJOIDEA
family
MAJIDAE
subfamily
Majinae
genus
Leptomithrax
species
Leptomithrax gaimardii  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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