species: Etisus utilis in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Etisus utilis

©Lyle Vail: Etisus utilis at Loomis Reef, Lizard Island lagoon, at night. Thanks to Dr Shane Ahyong (Australian Museum) for the identification.

©Anne Hoggett: Carapace of Etisus utilis at lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Xanthidae
Genus Etisus
Species Etisus utilis



Distinguishing features

Dr Shane Ahyong (Australian Museum, May 2020) identified the species from the photos here and notes: "[Etsius utilis] ranges from New Caledonia to Madagascar and has been formally recorded from WA, but as far as I know, not from the GBR."


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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