Chinommatia littoralis (Tesch, 1918)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hephthopelta littoralis Tesch, 1918 (original combination)


Conservation Status




Tanimbar Island, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Tesch, J. J. (1918). Goneplacidae and Pinnotheridae. The Decapoda Brachyura of the Siboga Expedition, 2. Siboga-Expeditie, 39(c1), livr. 84, 149-295, pls. 7-18.


Other references:

Chen, H. (1998). The Goneplacidae (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Nansha Islands and adjacent waters, In: Studies on Marine Fauna and Flora and Biogeography of the Nansha Islands and Neighbouring Waters 3. Academia Sinica, Beijing, pp. 265-316. [in Chinese with English abstract]

Jiang, W. (2008). Goneplacoidea. In: Lui, J. Y. (Ed.), Checklist of marine biota of China Seas. Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, pp. 770-771.

Ng, P. K. L. and Castro, P. (2016). Revision of the family Chasmocarcinidae Serene, 1964 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Goneplacoidea). Zootaxa, 4209 (1), 1 - 182.

Ng, Peter K. L. and Rahayu, D. W. I. Listyo. (2017). Rediscovery of Chinommatia littoralis (Tesch, 1918) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Chasmocarcinidae) from Tanimbar Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4294(4): 494-500. [Abstract]

Serene, R. (1968). The Brachyura of the Indo-West Pacific region. In: Prodromus for a Check list of the Nonplanctonic Marine Fauna of South East Asia. UNESCO, Singapore National Academy of Sciences, Special Publication 1, Fauna IIIC, pp. 33 - 112.

Zarenkov, N. A. (1972). [New data on Indo-Pacific crabs (Fam. Goneplacidae, Pinnotheridae, Parthenopidae, Dorippidae) and the problem of seasonal reproduction of decapod animals in the Bay of Tonkin]. In: [The Complex Investigations of Ocean Nature]. Part 3. Moscow State University, Moscow, pp. 229 - 253. [in Russian]


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