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Type: Article
Published: 2015-08-18
Page range: 492–496
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The rare mantis shrimp Areosquilla indica (Hansen, 1976) (Crustacea, Stomatopoda) from the Great Barrier Reef: first Australian records of the genus and species

Australian Museum, 6 College St., Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia, and School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
10 Joseph Place, Ormiston, QLD 4160, Australia.
Crustacea Great Barrier Reef Australia Queensland Squillidae


The rare mantis shrimp genus Areosquilla is recorded from Australia for the first time based on nine specimens of A. indica (Hansen, 1926) collected from the Great Barrier Reef. Morphological variation beyond that observed in previous accounts is reported. The present record and other recent discoveries bring the Australian stomatopod fauna to 152 species and 68 genera.