species: Austruca perplexa in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Austruca perplexa

©Barbara Banks: Fiddler Crab Austruca perplexa in the mangroves at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. Thanks to Dr Shane Ahyong (Australian Museum) for the identification.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Ocypodidae
Genus Austruca
Species Austruca perplexa



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



WORMS (accessed 24 Aug 2016) lists this species as Uca (Austruca) perplexa but Dr Shane Ahyong regards Austruca as a genus rather than a subgenus.

by Anne Hoggett


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