Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Mictyris platycheles Milne Edwards, 1852
Catalog Number: USNM 20316
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Locality: Port Western, Australia
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Mictyris platycheles

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Mictyris platycheles

Mictyris platycheles is a species of crab found on mudflats on the east coast of Australia from Tasmania and Victoria to Queensland.[2] They live in large groups, so are commonly called soldier crabs.[3] Adults are 15 mm (0.59 in) across and similarly tall, and are coloured blue to blue-grey.[3] Mictyris platycheles gets its food by picking up balls of sands and putting it in its mouth, which filters out the food particles (detritus).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Davie (2010). "Mictyris platycheles H. Milne Edwards, 1852". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Crabs". Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Soldier Crab, Mictyris platycheles". Museum Victoria. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 


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