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Ovalipes australiensis

Ovalipes australiensis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Ovalipidae
Genus: Ovalipes
O. australiensis
Binomial name
Ovalipes australiensis
Stephenson & Rees, 1968 [1]

Ovalipes australiensis is a species of crab found in southern Australia. Its range extends from Western Australia to Queensland, including Tasmania.[2] It is fished commercially [3] and recreationally, although it is not as important as the blue swimmer or mud crab.


  1. ^ W. Stephenson & May Rees (1968). "A revision of the genus Ovalipes Rathbun, 1898 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae)". Records of the Australian Museum. 27 (11): 213–261. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1968.445.
  2. ^ "Species Register: Crabs". Woodbridge School. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  3. ^ "Atlas of South Australia 1986 / Environment Resources / Fisheries". Retrieved 2009-01-22.

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