Rock Crab (species: Grapsus albolineatus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Grapsus albolineatus
Rock Crab


©Univ of Guelph students: Grapsus albolineatus at Lizard Island (aquarium photo)

©Anne Hoggett: Grapsus albolineatus at South Island, Lizard Island Group. Very common on intertidal granite rocks.

©Anne Hoggett: Grapsus albolineatus at South Island, Lizard Island Group. Detail of proximal segment of last three legs.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Grapsidae
Genus Grapsus
Species Grapsus albolineatus

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: This is the common crab often seen scuttling on rocks just above the waterline.

Web resources

References

  • Jones, D.S. and G.J. Morgan (1994). A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters Reed, Sydney. ISBN: 0 7301 0403 6.
  • Kudlai, O. and T.H. Cribb and S.C. Cutmore (2016). A new species of microphallid (Trematoda: Digenea) infecting a novel host family, the Muraenidae, on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Systematic Parasitology, 93: 863-876. LIRS catalog number 1533.