Micropagurus acantholepis (Stimpson, 1858)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eupagurus acantholepis Stimpson, 1858 (original combination); Pagurus acantholepis (Stimpson, 1858); Anapagurus australiensis Henderson, 1888


Conservation Status




South Pacific Ocean


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 7. Crustacea Anomura. Proceedings of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 225-252.

Other references:

Gunn, S. W. and McLaughlin, P. A. (1988). The rediscovery of Pagurus acantholepis (Stimpson) (Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 49(1): 67-71.

Henderson, J. R. (1888). Report on the Anomura collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology. 27 (part 69): i-xi, 1-221, pl. 1-21.

Lemaitre, R. and McLaughlin, P. (2021). World Paguroidea & Lomisoidea Database. Micropagurus acantholepis (Stimpson, 1858). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-10-31

McLaughlin, P. A.; Komai, T.; Lemaitre, R.; Rahayu, D.L. (2010). Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea. Part I – Lithodoidea, Lomisoidea and Paguroidea. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 23: 5-107.


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