Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Eucarida > Order Decapoda > Suborder Pleocyemata > Infraorder Anomura > Superfamily Galatheoidea > Family Galatheidae > Genus Galathea

Galathea intermedia Liljeborg, 1851

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GalatheaFabricius, 1793accepted genus name

Species group names

Galathea intermedia intermedia Lilljeborg, 1851 synonym
Galathea intermedia parroceli Gourret, 1887 synonym


original description

Liljeborg, O. (1851) Norges Crustacéer. Ofversigt af Konglige Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, 8, 19-25.

basis of record

Türkay, M. (2001). Decapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 284-292

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Baba K., Macpherson E., Poore G., Ahyong S., Bermudez A., Cabezas P., Lin C., Nizinski M., Rodrigues C. & Schnabel K. 2008. Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura—families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae). (Zootaxa 1905). 220 pp.; 30 cm.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (117 publications)
Barcode of Life (17 barcodes)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Decapod Collection


WoRMS (2014). Galathea intermedia. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:107150




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Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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