Aegla concepcionensis Schmitt, 1942



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aeglea concepcionensis Schmitt, 1942


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in the wild



Colchagua and Concepcion provinces, Chile


Biology & Ecology




Holotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., United States of America 79078 (1 male).

Paratype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America 12314 (1 male).

Source for above listings:






Original scientific description:

Schmitt, W. L. (1942). Two new species of Aeglea from Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. 44: 25-31.

Other references:

Bond-Buckup, G. and Buckup, L. (1994). A Familia Aeglidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura). Arquivos de Zoologia 32: 159-347.

Bond-Buckup, G.; Jara, C. G.; Pérez-Losada, M.; Buckup, L.; Crandall, K. A. (2007). Global diversity of crabs (Aeglidae: Anomura: Decapoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia. 595(1): 267-273. [Abstract]

Catchpole, Sam, Barría, Erwin M., González, Pablo S. and Rivera, Reinaldo. (2021). Population and reproductive structure in the endangered and highly endemic freshwater crab Aegla concepcionensis (Decapoda:Pleocyemata:Aeglidae) from Chile. Acta Zoologica.

Correa-Araneda, Francisco et al. (2022). Extension of the known distribution range and habitat use of the Tiger Crab Aegla concepcionensis Schmitt, 1942 (Decapoda, Aeglidae). Limnetica 41(1): 163-179. doi:10.23818/limn.41.13

Crandall, Keith A. (2007). Aegla concepcionensis Schmitt 1942. Version 10 January 2007 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

Pérez-Losada, Marcos, Jara, C. G., Bond-Buckup, G. and Crandall, K. A. (2002). Conservation phylogenetics of Chilean freshwater crabs Aegla (Anomura, Aeglidae): assigning priorities for aquatic habitat protection. Biological Conservation 105: 345-353.

WoRMS (2021). Aegla concepcionensis Schmitt, 1942. Accessed at: on 2021-10-31


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