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australiae

History

Primary Senior Synonym
Uca demani
Original Usage
Uca (Deltuca) demani australia
Original Source with Priority
Crane, J. (1975) Fiddler Crabs of the World: Ocypodidae: Genus Uca. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Derivation
Named for its southern distribution (Latin noun “auster” = the south)

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Notes/Comments

The status of this species is highly questionable. It is only known from a single, poor-quality specimen found washed up on the shore of Australia. It is generally believed to not be valid.

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