species: Schizophrys sp in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Schizophrys sp


©Anne Hoggett: Schizophrys sp at North Point, Lizard Island, from under rubble.

©Anne Hoggett: Schizophrys sp at North Point, Lizard Island, from under rubble.

©Anne Hoggett: Schizophrys sp at North Point, Lizard Island, from under rubble.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Majidae
Genus Schizophrys
Species Schizophrys sp

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Distinguishing features

A teardrop-shaped carapace with two short rostral horns and short, thick eyestalks.

Two common species in Australia, S. aspera and S. dama are distinguished by having one or two side-spines on the rostral horns, respectively (Jones and Morgan, 1994). S. aspera has been recorded from Lizard Island previously (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 2 Jan 2020).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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