Leptomithrax sinensis Rathbun, 1916



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 4 November 1908

Rediscovered: ?



Japan & Taiwan


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rathbun, M. J. (1916). New species of crabs of the families Inachidae and Parthenopidae. Scientificresults  of  the Philippine  Cruise of  the  Fisheries  Steamer “Albatross,” 1907–1910.—No. 34. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 50(2135): 527–559.

Other references:

Richer de Forges, B.; Ng, P. K. (2015). The identity of Leptomithrax sinensis Rathbun, 1916, and the description of L. eldredgei, sp. nov. from Hong Kong (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Majidae). Lucius G. Eldredge III Memorial Volume: Tribute to a Polymath. 9: 123-128.

Wong, Kingsley J. H., Ng, Peter K. L. and Jeng, Ming-Shiou. (2018). From an Old Eroded Carapace: rediscovery of the Majid Crab Leptomithrax sinensis Rathbun, 1916 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Majidae) from Taiwan and Japan. Zoological Studies 57: 49 [16].


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