Fiddler Crabs Home Blog



Primary Senior Synonym
Original Usage
Uca africana
Original Source with Priority
White, A. (1847) List of the specimens of Crustacea in the collection of the British Museum. London: Edward Newman.
Named after Africa, where the specimen was found.

Locations Where the Name has Been Applied

Number of Uses of Name per Year


A nomen nodum. The name only appears in a published list from a museum collection with no description; specimen can no longer be found, so identity cannot be determined. Nomenclatural usage from that time would imply the name was most likely applied to a specimen which would now be part of the genus Ucides.

Binomials Using this Specific Name