Lophoplax sculpta Stimpson, 1858



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Japan to China (Hanain Islands)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Stimpson, W. (1858). Prodromus descriptionis animalium evertebratorum, quae in Expeditione ad Oceanum Pacificum Septentrionalem, a Republica Federata missa, Cadwaladaro Ringgold et Johanne Rodgers Ducibus, observavit et descripsit. Pars V. Crustacea Ocypodoidea. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 10: 93-110 (39-56).


Other references:

Dai, A. and Yang, S. (1991). Crabs of the China Seas, i-iv, 1-608, figs 1-295, pls 1-74. China Ocean Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo, English edition. (Translation from Chinese original 1986.)

Takeda, M. (1977a). Rediscovery of Lophoplax sculpta (Stimpson, 1858) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura). Zoological Magazine, Tokyo (Dobutsugaku Zasshi) 86: 120-123.

Takeda, M. (1977b). Crabs of the Ogasawara Islands. 5. A collection made by dredging. Memoirs of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, 10: 113-140 (Japanese summary).


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