Australoplax tridentata

Common Name

Furry-clawed Crab, Tuxedo Crab




Name Ref

Australoplax tridentata (A. Milne Edwards, 1873)
[Nomenclature follows Australian Faunal Directory]


Localities (not complete):

Ecology and Behaviour

Occurs in Avicennia marina forest [3]. Feeds on finely broken leaf particles [1] in mangrove ecosystems [1]

Biological Interactions
Group Taxon
Vascular Plants Sporobolus virginicus
Vascular Plants Aegiceras corniculatum
Vascular Plants Avicennia marina
Vascular Plants Rhizophora stylosa


Australian Faunal Directory:
Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB):
Encyclopedia of Life:
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF):
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS):

Related References

[4], [5]


  1. Camilleri, J.C. (1992). Leaf-litter processing by invertebrates in a mangrove forest in Queensland. Marine Biology 114: 139-145. Abstract available online: (more)
  2. Shine, R., Ellway, C.P. and Hegerl, E.J. (1973). A biological survey of the Tallebudgera Creek estuary. Operculum 3(5-6): 59-83. (more)
  3. Boggon, T. (2006). A cautionary note: Temporal effects on the capture of mangrove crabs by pitfall traps. Wetlands (Australia) 23(2): 32-37. Available online: (more)
  4. Guest, M.A., Connolly, R.M. and Loneragan, N.R. (2004). Carbon movement and assimilation by invertebrates in estuarine habitats at a scale of metres. Marine Ecology Progress Series 278: 27-34. Available online: (more)
  5. Ng, P.K.L., Guinot, D. and Davie, P.J.F. (2008). Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 17: 1-286. Available online: (more)

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