Austrothelphusa insularis Colosi, 1919



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Holthuisana insularis Colosi, 1919


Conservation Status


Last record: 1919 (Esser & Cumberlidge, 2008)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient




The exact type locality of this species is unclear, partly leading to it still being only known from the holotype. It is probably still extant, but without knowing where to look for it, it remains enigmatic at present.


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (Esser & Cumberlidge, 2008), which can be seen in (Bott, 1970:229).






Original scientific description:

Colosi, G. (1919). I Potamonidi conservati nel R. Museo zoologico di Firenze. Boll. Soc. entom. ital. 50: 39-62.


Other references:

Bott, R. (1970). Die Süßwasserkrabben von Europa, Asien, Australien und ihre Stammesgeschichte. Eine Revision der Potamoidea und der Parathelphusoidea (Crustacea, Decapoda). Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 526: 1-338, plates 1-58. [links to second part of the paper only]

Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. (2008). Austrothelphusa insularis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 September 2011.

Klause, S., Brandis, D., Ng, P.K.L., Yeo, D.C.J. and Schubart , C.D. (2009). Phylogeny and Biogeography of Asian Freshwater Crabs of the family Gecarcinucidae (Brachyura: Potamoidea). Crustacean Issues 18:509-531. [Abstract]


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