Gelasimus minor Owen, 1839



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Uca minor (Owen, 1839)


Species inquirendum (WoRMS, 2020)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Owen, Richard. (1839). In: Beechey, F.W., The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey, the Officers and Naturalists of the Expedition, during a Voyage to the Pacific and Behring Straits Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N., F.R.S, &c, in the years 1825, 26, 27 and 28: 77-97, Plates 24-28. London.


Other references:

Crane, J. (1975). Fiddler Crabs of the World. Ocypodidae: Genus Uca. Princeton NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. 736 pp.

Edmondson, C. H. (1962). Hawaiian Crustacea: Goneplacidae, Pinnotheridae, Cymopoliidae, Ocypodidae, and Gecarcinidae. Occas. Pap. B. P. Bishop Mus. 33: 1-27.

WoRMS. (2020). Gelasimus Latreille, 1817. Accessed at: on 2020-09-09


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