Fiddler Crabs Home Blog



Primary Senior Synonym
Uca tangeri
Original Usage
Gelasimus atlanticus
Original Source with Priority
Baudouin, M. (1906) Le Gelasimus tangeri. Crustacé d'Andalousie. Mœurs et chasse utilisation des phénomènes de l'autotomie et de la régénération des pinces. Annales des Sciences Naturelles. Zoologie (Série 9) 3(1):1–33.
Named for the Atlantic Ocean.

Locations Where the Name has Been Applied

Number of Uses of Name per Year


Baudouin (1906) suggested that the name tangeri was too narrow because it implied the species was only found in a limited location, and that perhaps a more general name such as atlanticus would be better. One can argue whether this is a formal proposal for a name or not, but Monod (1956) specifically treated it as a proposed name, thus Gelasimus atlanticus Baudouin, 1906, is a junior synonym of Uca tangeri (Eydoux, 1835).

Binomials Using this Specific Name