species: Elamena sp. in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Elamena sp.

©Anne Hoggett: Elamena sp., carapace width estimated at 3-4 mm, on underside of Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens which was found under a granite slab exposed at extreme low tide near South Island, Lizard Island Group. Note Star Sand (foraminiferan) on carapace. Thanks to Dr Shane Ahyong (Australian Museum) for the identification.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Hymenosomatidae
Genus Elamena
Species Elamena sp.



Distinguishing features

Shane Ahyong (Jul 2016) thinks this is probably Elamena truncata.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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